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Fire Destroys Home, Officials Calling it Arson

According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal, the call came in around 10:38 p.m. Tuesday night on the 1700 block of York Road. They say a person of interest is in custody.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. - Another house fire has left a family without a home just before the holidays. Officials with the Maryland State Fire Marshal are calling the cause of the blaze arson. 

According to fire officials, the call came in around 10:38 p.m. Tuesday night on the 1700 block of York Road.

Emergency responders say there were no reported injuries, but the family is being helped by the Red Cross at this time. Fire officials say the smoke alarms inside the house were present and working. The house was originally made by Washington County Habitat for Humanity. 

The Fire Marshal remained on scene all night and into the early hours of Wednesday morning looking into the cause of the fire.

The one story wood framed house is reported to be a total loss. Estimated damages are around $70,000. 

A total of 49 firefighters from Halfway, Funkstown, city of Hagerstown, and Air and Rehab Unit responded to the fire.

Although the investigation is ongoing, officials tell WHAG they do have a person of interest in the case. 






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