A Hagerstown man and his three young children escaped their second-floor apartment Friday night as fire ravaged an apartment below.
No one was injured in the fire, which occurred about 9 p.m. at 251/2 N. Mulberry St., Hagerstown Deputy Chief Ron Horn said.
Bobby Baker, 35, said he was watching television when he smelled a faint odor of smoke and walked outside with his 5-year-old son Brian to investigate.
When he walked back inside seconds later, he said he saw the fire coming into the apartment.
He grabbed 4-year-old Makenzi, who is disabled and was on a feeding tube, and 3-year-old Carissa, who was sleeping, and he quickly ushered his family down the back stairs, he said.