Hagerstown’s Break Away II Sports Lounge was charged by Deputy Fire Marshals with multiple code violations after hosting their “Rock Me, Don’t Shake Me” fundraiser for abused kids Saturday night.
Deputy Fire Marshals claim that Break Away II exceeded occupancy and blocked fire department connections. However, Break Away’s owner Paul Harp claims they never had more than 400 people at a time and they corrected the other hazards.
“The other one was the accessibility to the fire unit connection where our sprinkler system was blocked by the bands and their trailers, we addressed that,” said Harp. “They’re saying they were out here four times, the other two times addressed the fire lane next to us from the trailer park, it didn’t have anything to do with Break Away.”
Break Away is currently working with fire marshals to ensure their customer’s safety and upgrade capacity to hold future fundraisers for the community.