Fire damages house on Alston Avenue
An early-morning fire Friday damaged a house at 1217 N. Alston Ave., Durham fire officials said.
No one was hurt.
Battalion commander C.A. Sannipoli of the Durham Fire Department said firefighters were called to the house around midnight and saw flames on the side of the single-story house, and heavy smoke throughout.
He said the fire was brought under control quickly and no one was found inside.
Firefighters were at the scene about two hours.
Duke Energy officials were called to cut electrical power to the house.
Fire investigators were trying to determine the cause Friday.