City officials closed the street more than two weeks ago to let engineers examine the structural integrity of a building at 19-21-23 W. Antietam St. that was gutted by a fire on Feb. 7.
Hagerstown spokeswoman Erin Wolfe said the building was deemed safe after workers finished removing the top floor.
Ernest L. Stitely Jr., 26, was charged with fourth-degree burglary, reckless endangerment, causing fire through negligence and failing to notify the fire department of an unwanted fire, according to a city news release that was issued Feb. 12.
Fire marshals said Stitely admitted to starting a fire in a bathtub in the building to stay warm. Stitely told investigators he fled the building when the flames spread out of control.