Three dead, two hospitalized after fire in Hagerstown


UPDATE (2/25 12:16 p.m.) — The City of Hagerstown said in a media release Thursday that the City Fire Marshal’s Office is the investigating agency in the fire. Hagerstown Fire Marshal Dale Fishack expects the investigation into the cause of the house fire to be lengthy.

There is no update on the condition of the two hospitalized individuals or the identities of those who died in the fire.

Officials say one firefighter was treated for minor injuries at the scene. Over 65 firefighters responded to the blaze.

Anyone with information about or video of the fire is encouraged to contact the City Fire Marshal’s Office by calling 301-790-2476 or emailing

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — The Hagerstown Fire Department responded to a massive house fire that killed three people and hospitalized two others.

The fire happened around 7 p.m., when it consumed the entire home on Linganor Avenue and spread to the siding of the neighboring house.

Steve Lohr, fire chief with HFD, said, “At 18:49, approximately 10 minutes to 7, box alarm was transmitted for number 320 Linganore Avenue for the house on fire with multiple entrapments.”

While firefighters were able to control the spread, the home was a total loss.

There is currently no update on the condition of the two hospitalized individuals or the relation of the five people.

The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal will be assisting HFD in the response and is still investigating the cause of the fire.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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