Traffic was rerouted through downtown for more than an hour Saturday night as firefighters responded to a fire at Elizabeth Court apartments, 55 E. Washington St.
About 25 firefighters, three engines and two ladder trucks responded to the scene of the blaze, which was dispatched as a fire with someone possibly trapped inside, said Kyd Dieterich, a Hagerstown Fire Department battalion chief.
One person was in the apartment, in which food on a stove caught fire, Dieterich said. The flames traveled to a nearby cupboard, he said. The woman's hands were burned and she suffered some smoke inhalation, he said. She was taken to Washington County Hospital, he said.
A cat was also in the sixth-floor apartment but was not injured, Dieterich said.
Most of the sixth floor was evacuated, but the other areas of the large apartment building were not affected, he said.