A Buffalo firefighter battles a fire on Leroy Avenue hampered by frozen fire hyrdants on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Buffalo. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News)
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A basement fire that spread through a one-story house at 460 Leroy Ave. late Friday afternoon caused $40,000 damage to the structure and $10,000 to its contents, the Buffalo Fire Department reported.

The cause of the fire, which was called in at 4:33 p.m., remains under investigation. Officials have not determined whether anyone was living in the home.

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