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12 displaced in Clinton, Md. fire that damaged three townhomes

Six adults and six children were displaced in a Clinton, Md. fire that damaged three townhomes. (WJLA photo)
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CLINTON, Md. (WJLA) – Officials are investigating the cause of a townhouse fire that damaged three homes and displaced two families in Prince George’s County on Thursday night.

Firefighters were called to the 5900 block of Surratts Village Drive around 9 p.m. The two-alarm fire spread to two townhomes; a third home did not catch fire, but sustained damage. Crews had to shut off electricity on the block.

In all, 60 firefighters and EMS crew members responded. Though six adults and six children were displaced, no injuries were reported.

Around the same time Thursday evening, firefighters and paramedics from the Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services were called to the 10700 block of Graeloch Road in North Laurel for a report of a house fire.

It took roughly 20 minutes for approximately 40 crew members to control the fire.

The single-family home is expected to be declared uninhabitable, but no one was injured.

Fire investigators are looking onto the origin and cause of the fire.

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