Glen Burnie residents displaced by house fires

Multiple residents in Anne Arundel County were displaced Thursday evening after fires blazed through their homes in separate incidents.

Fire officials first responded to the 6400 block of Lamplighter Ridge in Glen Burnie around 9:45 p.m. where a two-story townhome was ablaze. The 43 firefighters at the scene had situation under control within an hour, but not before three homes could endure $215,000 in damages, according to fire officials.

Six people who were displaced in the event are now being assisted by the American Red Cross while a firefighter and 60-year-old male were treated for minor injuries at the Baltimore Washington Medical Center, officials said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A second incident was reported close to midnight at an apartment building on the 200 block of Woodhill Drive in Glen Burnie. Responders found an unconscious 55-year-old male while searching the complex before quickly containing the blaze. The man was transported to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center with serious but nonfatal injuries, officials said.

That fire, which caused an estimated $1,500 in damages, is believed to have been caused by an unattended cooking session.

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