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Deputies Search for Arson Suspect in Hagerstown House Fire

Investigators with the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Md. State Police are asking for the public's help in finding an arson suspect, who's wanted in connection to the Habitat for Humanity house fire.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. - Investigators with the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Maryland State Police are asking for the public's help in finding a man in connection to the arson fire that happened Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at a Habitat for Humanity home in Hagerstown. 

State police say Donathon Dowayne Cooper, 57, is wanted for setting fires inside the home on the 17000 block of York Road. 

As we've reported nearly 50 firefighters responded to the one-alarm blaze around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night. Members from Halfway, Funkstown, Williamsport and Hagerstown Fire Departments had the fire under control within one hour. 

Police say two other residents were able to escape the house without injury. 

Deputy State Fire Marshals determined Cooper set two separate fires in the home after a verbal altercation. The house is considered a total loss and the damage estimated is $70,000. The family was assisted by the American Red Cross. 

Police say a criminal warrant has been issued on Cooper for setting the fires inside the home. Anyone who has information on Cooper's whereabouts is asked to call the Maryland State Police Hagerstown barrack at (301)-766-3800. 


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