The cause was improperly discarded ashes.
Hagerstown, Md (KM) Damage is estimated at $175,000 from a house fire Thursday night in Washington County.
The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says 45 fire fighters were dispatched to the 14300 Luella Place northwest of Hagerstown just before 8:00 PM for a one-story, single family home with a garage on fire. They spent almost an hour bringing the flames under control. No one was hurt. .
Authorities say the fire originated in the garage, and spread into the home through the ceiling just above the fire sprinkler system. The cause was improperly discarded ashes.
By Kevin McManus