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Firefighters respond to porch fire on Baltimore St.

February 16, 2011

HAGERSTOWN — Firefighters were called to 43 E. Baltimore St. Wednesday morning for a report of a fire on the back porch of a residence, a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said.

The call came in at 6:10 a.m. Firefighters arrived to find flames on the porch. The blaze was brought under control by 6:18 a.m., the dispatcher said.

East Baltimore Street in the vicinity of the fire was closed while crews were at the scene.

The fire caused minor damage and was contained to the porch, a Hagerstown Fire Department official said Wednesday night.

The cause of the fire has not been determined, the official said.

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