3 dead in Hagerstown house fire

Three people died and two adults were hospitalized after a house fire in Hagerstown, Maryland, on Wednesday night.

The fire at 320 Linganore Ave. was reported at 6:49 p.m. and spread throughout the 2 1/2-story wood-frame house.

Officials said the first firefighters arrived to the scene about two minutes after the initial call came in, but the fire had already engulfed the house, along with trees and shrubs in the front yard and spread to a neighboring residence.

Over 60 firefighters from Hagerstown and other parts of Washington County responded.

A firefighter suffered minor injuries at the scene and was later released from Meritus Medical Center.

The cause of the fire and the names of those who died are still unknown at this time.

The city fire marshal Dale Fishack warned that the investigation into the cause of the fire could be lengthy.

Officials are asking anyone with information or video clips of the fire to contact the city fire marshal’s office by calling (301)-790-2476, or emailing firemarshal@hagerstownmd.org.

Below is a map of where it happened.

WTOP’s Colleen Kelleher and Zeke Hartner contributed to this story.

Jose Umana

Jose Umana is a digital writer/editor at WTOP. He joined WTOP in 2020.

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