Fire damages Laguna home

December 11, 2013
  • Laguna Beach firefighters look for hot spots as smoke rises from around the chimney area of a home on Buena Vista Way in Laguna Beach on Monday night.
Laguna Beach firefighters look for hot spots as smoke… (Don Leach / Coastline…)

A residential structure fire in Laguna Beach on Monday caused thousands of dollars in damage and has left one resident displaced, according to fire officials.

A three-story home on the 700 block of Buena Vista Way sustained $150,000 in damages as well as $30,000 in damaged belongings, according to statement from the Laguna Beach Police Department.

Firefighters responded to the house at 7:06 p.m., finding flames shooting out from the roof of the structure. The resident was outside the structure when authorities arrived, according to a news release.

The blaze was doused within 30 minutes, and no injuries to occupants or firefighters were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but authorities said they believe it started in the fireplace.

—Anthony Clark Carpio

Twitter: @acocarpio

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