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Fires cause damage to two Washington county homes

July 06, 2010

Dryer fire causes about $5,000 in damage to home



SHARPSBURG -- A fire that started in a clothes dryer caused about $5,000 in damages to a two-story house Saturday at 234 W. Main St. in Sharpsburg, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said.

The fire occurred at about 5:25 p.m. and took firefighters roughly five minutes to control, according to a press release from the fire marshal's office. The fire also damaged about $100 worth of contents inside the house.

Twenty firefighters from Sharpsburg, Fairplay, Boonsboro and Jefferson County, W.Va., responded to the scene, the fire marshal said.

Fire in Hagerstown home causes $10,000 in damage



More than 30 firefighters responded to a house fire Sunday night at 11304 Daybreak Court in Hagerstown, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said.

The fire took about 20 minutes to control and caused roughly $10,000 in damages, according to a press release from the fire marshal's office. The fire began on an outdoor patio.

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Firefighters from Funkstown, Mount Aetna, Halfway, Longmeadow, Smithsburg and Hagerstown responded to the scene.

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