An electrical short in a rear wall has been blamed for a fire that caused about $2,500 damage to a house at 1107 S. 700 East about 9:30 p.m. Monday.

Salt Lake Fire Battalion Chief Don Hill said the fire spread from the box into the wall and ceiling area over a rear porch and into a ceiling storage area."The firefighters were able to get to it pretty quickly and get it stopped," Hill said. "The people ended up with a pretty messy back porch and a couple holes in the ceiling."