UPDATE 2: Officials have confirmed that the fire was caused by a lightning strike. Several pets were also rescued.
UPDATE: All residents have been successfully evacuated. No injuries have been reported.
Original story below…
CARNEY, MD—Crews are on the scene of a major, Saturday afternoon apartment fire in Carney.
The fire was reported at around 3 p.m. in the 2200-block of Lowells Glen Road (21234).
Arriving units found fire showing through the roof of a three-story apartment building.
Crews are working to evacuate tenants.
Motorists should use caution in the area.