Investigators with the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office say the cause of a house fire Monday afternoon near Hagerstown Community College was arson.
At around 12:48 PM, about 35 fire fighters responded to a two-story, wood framed duplex at 20703 Oriole Circle, and spent 15-minutes bringing the flames under control.
No one was hurt.
Damage is estimated at $11,000 to both the structure and its contents.
The fire originated in the garage, according to investigators.
The family is being assisted by the Red Cross.
Anyone with information on this fire is asked to call the State Fire Marshal’s Office at 301-766-3888.