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Fire marshals charge second person in fire in Hagerstown

June 06, 2008

Hagerstown fire marshals said Thursday they have charged a second person in connection with a Tuesday fire at a vacant house at 1211 Linwood Road.

Gary William Gipe, 18, of 10 Elizabeth St. in Hagerstown, is charged with second-degree arson, first-degree malicious burning and reckless endangerment, fire marshals said.

On Tuesday night, authorities said that a 17-year-old, whose name was not released, was charged with second-degree arson, first-degree malicious burning and reckless endangerment.

The fire was reported Tuesday at 8:15 p.m., and firefighters found the house fully involved.

The house is in a remote area behind Greenberry Hills and Wesel Boulevard. Both the house and its contents were a total loss.

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