Small fire threatens Roundhouse
Firefighters Tuesday put out a small blaze amid blankets and other items inside Hagerstown's Roundhouse, officials said.
Hagerstown Fire Department Battalion Chief Ron Horn said the fire started at about 4:30 p.m. in a little room inside the structure. Firefighters brought the fire under control within minutes and had it out within about half an hour.
"There wasn't that much to it," Horn said. "It looks like someone made a fire to keep warm."
At one time, the Roundhouse was a bustle of activity, a hub where engines were repaired and fabricated. That activity ended in 1986. For another three years, the Roundhouse handled contracts to restore steam locomotives, but since then, the facility has slowly fallen into disrepair.