SOUTHERN SHORES, N.C.
Two homes were badly damaged by fires here within two minutes of each other early Sunday.
No one was injured, according to a release from the Southern Shores Fire Department.
A fire on High Dune Loop, reported at 2:15 a.m., was likely caused by a hot barbecue grill next to the house, the release said.
A fire on Duck Road, reported at 2:17 a.m., appears to have ignited from an electrical problem in a detached garage near the house.
Fire fighters from Duck, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Colington, Nags Head, Roanoke Island, Corolla, Lower Currituck and the North Carolina Forest Service responded.