Fire destroys East Durham house

Jan. 06, 2014 @ 09:57 PM

Fire destroyed a boarded-up house Monday in East Durham, fire officials said.

Firefighters were called at 1:19 p.m. to the house at 2804 Mansfield Ave. off Junction Road, said Deputy Chief Chris Iannuzzi of the Durham Fire Department.

Flames engulfed the one-story house as firefighters arrived. The fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes, but the house couldn't be saved, Iannuzzi said.

No one was hurt.

Thirty-five firefighters were on the scene almost three hours.

The fire's cause is being investigated.