Fire Marshal investigating fire in Hagerstown that displaced 30 residents


Officials have shared an update on a fire that displaced 30 residents at an apartment complex in Hagerstown, Friday night. 

Hagerstown fire crews were called to the Hyde Park Apartment complex located on 1419 Kensington Drive around 8:40 P.M.  Heavy fire was seen coming from the roof and the fire did significant damage to a portion of the roof of the building and substantial water damage to all of the apartments. The building was condemned as a result of the damages, but there were no injuries. All residents were able to evacuate safely.

“The building did have a fire alarm as well as smoke alarms in each of the apartment,” said Douglas DeHaven, Hagerstown Fire Marshal. “With the neighbors seeing smoke coming from the roof, quick action by them, by the alarm systems, that needs to be credited without any injuries.” 

Red Cross responded to help families who were displaced. The investigation into what caused the fire is ongoing. 

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