HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 29, 2021) – The Washington County
Division of Emergency Services reports that at 10:17 AM on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, the Washington County 911 Center
began to receive numerous telephone calls reporting a structure fire at 17847 Carter Lane, Hagerstown, MD. Units from Funkstown, Fairplay, Halfway, Hagerstown and Williamsport were alerted to respond. As units responded, they were able to visualize a large column of smoke and additional resources were requested.
Units from Funkstown arrived at 10:27 AM and encountered a large garage-style building with a second-floor apartment heavily engulfed in flames. During initial firefighting operations, 3 firefighters were injured. One firefighter suffered burns and was flown by Maryland State Police Aviation
to The Burn Center at Medstar Washington Hospital Center
. The remaining firefighters were transported by ambulance to Meritus Medical Center
for evaluation. Additional fire and EMS units were brought to the scene to control the fire and provide treatment to the injured firefighters.
Companies from Washington, Frederick, and Berkeley Counties along with the Hagerstown Fire Department
and the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office
responded, bringing 76 firefighters. Water supply was provided by both hydrants and tankers as firefighters fought to control the fire. The fire was brought under control by noon and was contained to the building of origin.
No civilians were injured. The incident is being investigated by the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Chief Jerry Keplinger is the contact for further information at 301-667-0073.