Md. firefighter injured after vehicle runs over hose

Authorities said the vehicle did not stop after running over the hose


By Laura French 

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — A Maryland firefighter was injured after a vehicle ran over a hose at a house fire Tuesday. 

Hagerstown firefighters were responding to a kitchen fire when the vehicle ran over a hose that a firefighter was working to hook to an engine, causing the firefighter to be struck by the hose, according to The Herald Mail

Authorities said the vehicle did not stop and left the scene. The firefighter sustained minor injuries and was not hospitalized. 

Hagerstown Fire Capt. John Murray warned that motorists can be cited for driving through fire scenes where firefighters are working, and asked anyone with information about who ran over the hose to contact the Hagerstown Police Department. 

One occupant of the house suffered burns that were not life-threatening after trying to extinguish the kitchen fire on his own, officials said. The fire was mostly out when firefighters arrived and the house was deemed habitable despite some smoke damage, Murray said. 

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