An overloaded extension cord sparked a house fire on Birch Street Saturday afternoon.

No one was injured in the blaze at 1870 Birch St., said Curt Monte, a Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesman.

Firefighters received the call at 2:20 p.m. and had the fire under control about 40 minutes later, Monte said.

Fire damaged the attic, front porch and a hallway, Monte said, while the rest of the house sustained smoke and water damage.