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Warehouse fire in Washington County under investigation

April 17th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Deputy State Fire Marshals are on scene and investigating the cause of a fire that extensively damaged an approximate 60,000 square foot metal structure located at 231 East Oak Ridge Drive in Hagerstown. The building was occupied by Hearty Pet, an online retailer of dog food and related products as well as Bustin' Boards, a company that asssembles skateboards. The exact dollar loss in damages is still pending at this time but it is estimated it could be over $2,000,000.00

The two-alarm blaze took approximately two and half hours to bring under control and nearly 100 firefighters, EMS, and support personnel from numerous fire departments, including Funkstown, City of Hagerstown, Fairplay, and Halfway Volunteer Fire Company. One firefighter was transported to Meritus Medical Center for minor injuries. No other injuries were reported during the incident.

Investigators have identified an area of origin and are being assisted with removing debris by heavy machinery. The exact cause is still under investigation. 

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