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Firefighter injured in storage shed fire

April 19, 2007|by KAREN HANNA

A career firefighter with Hagerstown Fire Department was injured Wednesday evening at the scene of a storage-shed fire, which charred a car and several maintenance vehicles.

Battalion Chief Richard Hopkins said George Joseph Reichert was hurt when he got hit in the ear with a hose line while responding to a fire at a storage shed on 62 Manor Drive at the Bradford Apartments.

The single-story wood storage shed, which was on the edge of a parking lot behind Days Inn on Dual Highway, was blackened, and a small red car sat beside it, its windows caved in and interior destroyed. Firefighters sprayed foam at the shed and small maintenance vehicles inside it.

Reichert was taken to Washington County Hospital as priority-three - non-urgent - patient, Hopkins said.

Hagerstown Fire Marshal Tom Brown said when firefighters arroved on the scene, the shed was locked. According to maintenance staff, who used the shed for storage of grounds equipment, the building was last used and locked at 4:30 p.m.

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A Washington County Emergency Services dispatchers said the fire was reported at 7:09 p.m.

Brown said he could not determine how the fire was started.

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