House catches fire from boy playing with candle
By JULIE E. GREENE
A child playing with fire led to a house fire Saturday afternoon at 980 Mount Aetna Road, a fire official said.
The unidentified boy set a toy on fire with a candle before an adult put the fire out and set the toy on the porch next to trash bags, said Battalion Chief Ronald Horn with the Hagerstown Fire Department.
"She apparently didn't have it out," Horn said.
The state fire marshal could not be reached for comment.
Three adults and two children escaped the house unhurt shortly after 3:30 p.m., officials said.
Most of the fire was on the porch of the one-story white house when firefighters arrived, said Lt. Jonathan Gift with the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. Inc.