ARNOLD, Md. (WMAR) - Anne Arundel County Fire officials believe lightning caused two house fires Wednesday evening.
The first fire sparked in an Arnold home at about 5:30 p.m. in the 800 block Clifton Avenue. Crews found light smoke showing from a house and were able to put the fire out quickly. There were no reports of any injuries.
The second fire started in a home in the 1600 block of Coventry Place at about 6:40 p.m. The two-story home quickly filled with black smoke.
As firefighters entered the home, one of them fell through the floor. That firefighter was not hurt in the fall.
Crews quickly called a second alarm and had the fire under control by about 7:45 p.m.
While the cause of both fires are still under investigation, officials believe both were sparked by lightning strikes.
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