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Fire destroys two bays of vacant downtown garage

July 24, 2004

An intentionally-set fire caused heavy damage Friday afternoon in two bays of a four-bay garage under renovation in the 800 block of West Washington Street, a Hagerstown fire marshal said.

The fire to the rear of 895-897 W. Washington St. was reported shortly after 4 p.m., with flames showing through the roof when firefighters from Antietam, Western Enterprise and Pioneer Hook and Ladder arrived on the scene.

Hagerstown Fire Marshal Doug DeHaven said his investigation of the cause of the fire is continuing. The vacant garage is owned by Castle Management Group of Walkersville, Md., he said.

Battalion Chief Dick Hopkins said two of the four bays were destroyed. He estimated the garage dimensions as 30 feet by 25 feet.

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Community Rescue Service stood by at the scene, but there were no injuries. Also responding was the Washington County Air Unit.

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