Investigators: Arson suspected in Maryland Street fire _lowres

Advocate Staff file photo by Kerry Maloney

No one was injured in a Monday morning fire that caused $80,000 in damage to a home at 141 Buchanan St., the Baton Rouge Fire Department reported.

Firefighters arrived at the home just after 11 a.m. to find the back of the house engulfed in flames that extended into the attic. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but investigators don’t expect foul play.

About 60 percent of the house was destroyed by the fire with the rest of the home damaged by heat, smoke and water. The American Red Cross was called to help the resident.