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Condition of man injured in fatal Summit Ave. fire upgraded to serious

May 03, 2012

The medical condition of a man who was injured in a fire that killed a 3-year-old Hagerstown girl and her mother last month has been upgraded.

Quinten Coldsmith Jr.’s condition was upgraded from critical to serious, a spokeswoman at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Medical Center in Baltimore said Thursday morning.

Coldsmith, 64, has been hospitalized since April 18, when a fire ripped through the top floor of an apartment building at 334 Summit Ave. in Hagerstown.

The body of Coldsmith's daughter, 43-year-old Patricia Goins, was found in the ruins. Coldsmith’s granddaughter, Hope Goins, 3, died April 20 after she was removed from life support equipment.

Kenneth Goins, 50, husband of Patricia Goins and father of Hope Goins, survived the blaze.

Hagerstown Fire Marshal Doug DeHaven said Thursday that investigators were waiting to release the cause of the fire until they examine more evidence.

— Dan Dearth

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