Two separate two-alarm fires in Anne Arundel County Sunday night sent three people to area hospitals for smoke inhalation and non-life-threatening injuries, a county fire spokesman said.
At 7:50 p.m., fire crews responded to a two-story townhouse in the middle of a row in the 7900 block of Della Rosa Court in Pasadena for reports of smoke, said Division Chief Michael Cox, a fire spokesman.
They found an active fire in the basement and first level of the home, and requested additional support, Cox said.
It took a total of 46 firefighters 20 minutes to contain the blaze, Cox said.
One man in the home at the time of the fire suffered serious but non-life-threatening burns and was treated at the scene before being medevaced by Maryland State Police to the burn unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Cox said.
The fire caused an estimated $225,000 in damages, Cox said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but it is believed to be accidental, Cox said.
At 9:08 p.m., fire crews responded to a two-story single-family home in the 6400 block of Wilben Road in Linthicum for reports of smoke, Cox said.
They found a fire and requested additional support, Cox said.
It took 48 firefighters from Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City and Fort Meade about 30 minutes to contain the blaze, Cox said.
A man and woman home at the time of the fire escaped before fire crews arrived but were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation before being transferred to Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Cox said.
No estimate of damages was available late Sunday, and no cause had been determined, Cox said.
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