By JULIE E. GREENE
SAINT JAMES - A house fire near Saint James Village on Wednesday afternoon caused extensive damage to a one-story rancher, but no one was hurt, fire officials said.
The cause of the fire was under investigation, State Fire Marshal K. Arthur McGhee said.
It took 25 firefighters about 30 minutes to put out the fire at 9732 Morning Glory Lane, said Capt. Vinson Dieterich of the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co.
The fire began about 1:06 p.m. in a basement bedroom, said Deputy Chief Charles Cronauer of the state fire marshal's office.