Maryland Firefighters from Hagerstown Battle Car Fire

May 24th, Washington County 9-1-1 became flooded with calls just after 11:30 pm, Tuesday evening, reporting a serious accident.


Hagerstown, MD- May 24th, Washington County 9-1-1 became flooded with calls just after 11:30 pm, Tuesday evening, reporting a serious accident.

Dispatch took over 15 calls reporting a vehicle accident on Washington Avenue in the west end of Hagerstown. Callers calling 9-1-1 reported a multiple vehicle accident with one of the vehicles on fire.

Dispatch was able to get units started out at 11:35 pm from Hagerstown Western Enterprise Station 4 and Community Rescue Service.

Engine 4 out of Western Enterprise was the first on the scene to find a working fire and requested Truck 4 to the scene to assist with manpower.

Battalion Chief Randy Myers arrived on the scene shortly after Engine 4 confirming three vehicles involved and requested Antietam Fire's Engine 2 to the scene for water supply.

Crews on the scene battling the blaze were able to conduct a quick knock down of the fire by 11:42 pm.

Crews conducted over haul of the vehicle for a short period while Hagerstown PD began their investigation.

The accident involved a single vehicle that appeared to crash into several parked cars on the 700 block of Washington Avenue.

The operators of the vehicle fled the scene prior to Fire and EMS crews' arrival.

Hagerstown Police are conducting an investigation into the accident to find out the cause and who was involved.

Fire Department Operations were completed and all fire department units were able to clear the scene by 1am.