By BRENDAN KIRBY
Hagerstown firefighters Tuesday found debris smoldering in a basement apartment that had been ransacked, officials said.
"The fire is definitely suspicious," Hagerstown Fire Department Capt. Brian Pile said.
Firefighters were sent to Townhouse Manor Apartments at about 6:20 p.m. to investigate an odor of smoke. Pile said firefighters began on the second floor.
"As we got down lower, it got stronger," he said.
Firefighters found heavy smoke in apartment A2 at 121 Manor Drive, Pile said. He said firefighters finished off the fire, which had mostly burned itself out. The rest of the apartment sustained smoke damage, he said.