HAGERSTOWN -- The Hagerstown Fire Department is investigating the cause of an attic fire that occurred at about 3:05 p.m. Wednesday in a house at 338 N. Cannon Ave.
Deputy Fire Chief R.D. Myers said it took firefighters about 10 minutes to knock it down.
"We got it out very quickly," he said.
A boy who was crying into a blanket was taken away on a stretcher by Community Rescue Service personnel.
Myers said no other injuries were reported, but residents of the house said a cat was missing.
He said he wasn't sure whether the family would be displaced.
At about 7 p.m., Doug DeHaven, an assistant city fire marshal, said in a voice-mail message that authorities hadn't decided on a cause yet and were still investigating.
He said a child was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, but he didn't know the child's condition.
Authorities blocked traffic in the 300 block of North Cannon Avenue near Fairgrounds Park while firefighters mopped up at the scene.