Thursday night proved to be a busy one for firefighters in Anne Arundel County.
In the span of three hours they responded to three house fires that left 10 people without a home and caused $700,000 in damages.
The first happened in the 800 block of Hazel Trail in the Crownsville area. Neighbors called 911 around 7:35 p.m. to report a fire in a two-story home. It took firefighters about 20 minutes to get it under control. The two adults and two children who lived there were not home at the time. The cause of that fire is under investigation. The fire did about $400,000 worth of damage to the home.
The second fire started just before 10:30 p.m. on Edgevale Road West in Brooklyn. The people who lived there called 911 and reported the smell of smoke. The fire was actually in the first floor of the rowhome next door. That fire pulled firefighters from Anne Arundel County and Baltimore City.
While that fire was being brought under control, another was reported in Odenton. This one was in a bedroom in a home on Farrara Drive. Three adults and three children were left homeless and are being helped by the Red Cross. Investigators believe the fire was an accident.
In all three fires, no injuries were reported.