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Fire damages town house

March 23, 2006|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

A fire Wednesday afternoon in a town house on Noland Drive in Hagerstown damaged an upstairs bedroom and filled the home with smoke.

Hagerstown Fire Department Capt. Justin Mayhue said when firefighters arrived at 1056B Noland Drive, a resident was already outside. He said there were no injuries.

A fire marshal had not determined the cause of the fire or the extent of the damage Wednesday night. The investigation was continuing.

Mayhue said when he opened the home's front door, it was filled with smoke, but there were no visible flames or smoke outside.

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Firefighters went inside the house and put out the fire within about 15 minutes, he said. They used fans to blow the heat and smoke out of the home.

Firefighters from Halfway and Hagerstown were at the scene.

Representatives from the Housing Authority of Washington County were at the scene, but declined to comment on the fire.

The home in Noland Village Court 7 is owned by the Housing Authority.

Some representatives went inside the town house after the fire to survey the damage.

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