Crews Battle Large Garage Fire, Save House in Hagerstown

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. - Multiple crews battled a large garage fire early Thursday morning caused by a lightning strike, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal. 

The blaze broke out around 2 a.m. along 12874 Point Salem Road in Hagerstown.

The Maugansville Goodwill Volunteer Fire Department was one of the first to arrive on the scene. Crews from Halfway, Longmeadow, the Hagerstown Fire Department, Leitersburg, Air and Rehab Unit, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania also responded. 

Upon arrival, crews say the 20 by 30 detached garage was fully engulfed in flames, and started to melt off the siding on the house. They say lightning had struck the roof of the garage, causing the fire. 

Around 42 firefighters were able to get the blaze under control within 35 minutes, and stop the fire from spreading the nearby house. 

The State Fire Marshal says the garage is a total loss. Estimated damages are $31,000. No injuries were reported. 

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