Laguna house fire causes $500,000 damage

A fire caused $500,000 in damage to a two-story house in the Arch Beach Heights neighborhood Wednesday, according to a Laguna Beach Fire Department release.

Twenty-eight firefighters from Laguna and the Orange County Fire Authority knocked down the blaze in the 900 block of Noria Street, reported at 5:12 p.m., in about 25 minutes, the release said. No one was home at the time and no civilians or firefighters were injured.

The fire was confined to the second floor and resulted in $50,000 in damage to items inside the house and $450,000 in structural damage, according to the release.

The American Red Cross provided temporary housing for the residents. The fire's cause is under investigation.

— Bryce Alderton

Twitter: @AldertonBryce

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