Two homes in the Potomac Place neighborhood of Fort Meade were destroyed and two more damaged in a fire Sunday, base officials said.
No one was injured in the fire, which was ignited by a lightning strike to the roof of one home at about 6:30 p.m., officials said. The homes were located at 5th Corps Avenue and Taylor Lane.
Several families were evacuated while firefighters from Anne Arundel County and Fort Meade brought the blaze under control, officials said.
The displaced families were sheltered in a neighborhood center until they could be relocated into temporarily housing, officials said. Fort Meade's Army Community Service, the USO and the Red Cross were providing assistance to the families.