Six lose home following suspected chimney fire in Hagerstown


Fire crews responded to a house fire in the 400-block of Fair Meadows Boulevard in Hagerstown Monday evening.

According to officials, the call came in around 5 p.m., and when crews arrived, the fire had spread from the chimney to the home’s roof. 

Crews were able to put out the fire within minutes of arrival. 

The Hagerstown Fire Department Chief said five adult residents and one infant were home at the time, and one woman was taken to Meritus Medical Center for smoke inhalation.

“We hope these people have working smoke detectors in their homes,” said Chief Steve Lohr, Hagerstown Fire Department. “If this would have been five o’clock in the morning and not five o’clock in the evening, they would have been asleep. A smoke detector would have been their earliest warning that a fire was in progress in their home. So, we remind everyone to make sure that they have a working smoke detector.”

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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