Overloaded extension cord causes house fire
BATON ROUGE - Fire officials are investigating a house fire caused by an overloaded extension cord.
Fire damaged the hall, attic and front porch of a home on 1870 Birch St. around 2:20 p.m. Saturday. The rest of the home sustained smoke damange according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department
Investigators believe the overloaded extension cord was powering a space heater.
Fire officials say three people lived in the house, but no one was injured.