RALEIGH — Fires early Sunday did heavy damage to one home in western Wake County and to one in Orange County.
There were no injuries to residents of either house or to firefighters from the total of 10 fire departments that fought the blazes, officials said.
In Orange County, the 911 center said a fire at 1011 Maple Ridge Road was reported 1:19 a.m., shortly after a storm with a lot of cloud-to-ground lightning passed through, though the cause of the fire was undetermined Sunday. Firefighters were still on the scene at dawn.
The 3,300-square-foot house sits on a little over two acres of land and is valued at $718,663, according to county tax records.
Units from the Orange Grove, Carrboro, Efland, White Cross, New Hope and Hillsborough fire departments went to the scene, where tankers were needed to supply water.
In the Wake County fire, firefighters from the Durham Highway, Baileys Crossroads, Stony Hill departments in Wake County and the Bethesda Fire Department in Durham County were called to a fire at 2620 Jasper Lane.
The fire was reported at 5:03 a.m., the Wake County 911 center said, and declared under control 45 minutes later.