The fires caused significant damage and displaced the residents of both homes, said Van Weese, assistant fire chief.
The first call came in at 1:10 a.m. in the 4100 block of Ballard Trail, officials said.
The three-alarm fire was located in the attic of the two-story home above the master bedroom.
said the residents reported the fire and were out of their home when firefighters arrived.
Officials said one resident suffered some burns but refused treatment on the scene.
A firefighter also suffered minor injuries, he
During the investigation of the first fire, a call was received at 3:04 a.m. for the second fire two miles across town in the 4600 block of Lake Park Drive.
believes the fire was reported by a passerby because firefighters had to awaken the residents and remove them from the burning home.
The fire was located in the attic, fire officials said.
A Carrollton firefighter who had responded to help was injured and transported to an area hospital, Weese
said, and he
was believed to be in good condition.
Units from Lewisville, Carrollton, Plano and Little Elm assisted with fighting the fires.
"It's great to have neighbors that work so well together and I'm thankful for all the assistance," Weese
The American Red Cross
was assisting both families.
said the cause of each blaze is under investigation and will not be confirmed for a few days.