A 21-year old Pennsylvania man was charged Sunday morning with malicious burning in connection with a fire Saturday night east of Hagerstown that exposed three firefighters and four others to toxic smoke.
Daniel Wayne Coulter, 21, of 111 Dallas Drive in Greencastle, Pa., was taken into custody after being released from the hospital.
The 8:46 p.m. fire occurred outside a 50-by-10-foot wood frame structure on Bovey Lane, according to Joseph Zurolo, spokesman for the Maryland State Fire Marshals office.
Firefighters from Funkstown and Smithsburg, along with Haz-Mat 20 responded for a smoke investigation. When firefighters arrived, they found a small fire outside the building.