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Three-alarm fire damages three homes in Annapolis

A three-alarm fire heavily damaged two attached homes and lightly damaged a third in Annapolis on Wednesday, displacing three families, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.

Firefighters responded to the homes in the 2600 block of Compass Drive about 11:40 a.m. to find heavy fire coming from the rear of one of the homes in the "double duplex" grouping of four homes, said Lt. Jack Beall, a department spokesman.

As the fire spread, a total of 64 firefighters from the county, the city of Annapolis and the U.S. Naval Academy responded, bringing the blaze under control at 12:52 p.m., Beall said.

No injuries to civilians or firefighters were reported, but residents of all three damaged homes have been displaced, Beall said. The owner of the fourth home was able to return, Beall said. The American Red Cross was assisted two families, he said.

A residential sprinkler system helped contain damages, but no estimates were available on Wednesday, Beall said.

The fire remains under investigation.

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