City fire damages apartment building
A fire that broke out in a rear unit of a North Mulberry Street apartment building displaced at least one resident Friday night.
Hagerstown Fire Department Battalion Chief Ron Horn said the fire at 17-19 N. Mulberry St. caused heavy damage to the fourth-story efficiency unit where it started around 9:30 p.m.
The fire spread to the attic and a lower apartment, he said. Firefighters escorted one person out of the building who was unaware of the fire and another resident on the first floor initially refused to leave the building but later consented.
Firefighters walked through an alley and used ladders to access the rear of the large apartment building. They hauled lights up on ropes to illuminate the upper stories and attic.