Crews have gained control of a two alarm fire involving multiple town houses.
Howard County Fire officials say seven people and five homes in the 6600 block of Ducketts Lane in Elkridge have been affected.
The Red Cross is assisting residents of two severely damaged homes. Three other residences sustained smoke and water damage.
No occupants or firefighters were injured according to Howard County Fire and EMS.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.