Two house fires, one in Odenton and the other in Maryland City, displaced six county residents over the weekend, Anne Arundel fire officials said yesterday.
Lt. George Wiseman, a Fire Department spokesman, said investigators had not determined the causes of the fires but that electrical problems could be to blame.
The first fire began in Odenton about 8:45 a.m. Sunday, in the laundry room of a single-family house on Rita Drive. Residents George Nardone, 90, and Rosemary Nardone, 81, and their daughter, whose name was unavailable yesterday, escaped without injury. Damage to the house was estimated at about $30,000.
Wiseman said the second fire began about 1 p.m., when a resident of a multifamily house in Maryland City called 911 to report that she smelled smoke inside her home.
By the time firefighters arrived at the address on Brock Bridge Road, heavy smoke and fire were showing coming through the roof of the two-story structure. Firefighters from Prince George's and Howard Counties also responded. The blaze was brought under control about 45 minutes later.
Damage to the house, which is separated into two apartments, was estimated at $85,000. None of the three displaced residents was injured. The fire is still under investigation.