By TERRY TALBERT
A man died today in an early morning fire that gutted his home at 727 Washington Avenue in Hagerstown, city fire officials said.
The man's identity was not being released this morning. Hagerstown Fire Department Chief Gary Hawbaker said the fire that appeared to have started in the kitchen. Cause of the blaze was still under investigation, he said.
Hawbaker said the man was probably dead by the time firefighters arrived on the scene two minutes after it was called in at 5:33 a.m. "We couldn't have saved him," he said. "He was found in the kitchen, in the middle of the area in which it appears the fire started."