HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — One family has been displaced following a one-alarm house fire that occurred in Hagerstown shortly before 12 p.m. on Monday.
According to the Hagerstown Fire Department’s Battalion Chief Adam Hopkins, fire fighters responded to the 200 block of Daycotah Avenue in the city’s west end for a home engulfed in flames, as flames erupted in the front and at the side of a house. The fire was contained to one home and it was put out within 15 minutes with the help of a large amount of water; however, officials say three people have been displaced and one pet has died.
Hagerstown light department and Columbia Gas of Maryland has been notified as the Fire Department reported a wire down and melted gas meters.
A fire marshal is currently investigating the cause of the fire, and the Red Cross is offering assistance to the family.