Water heater malfunction causes house fire on Madison Ave.
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters responded to a working house fire on Madison Avenue Monday night.
Fire crews were called to the 4700 block of Madison Ave. around 8:10 p.m. It was brought under control around 8:26 p.m., according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department.
According to BRFD, the fire was caused by a malfunction in the home's water heater. The fire started in a utility closet and burned through the attic before being brought under control, BRFD said.
No injuries were reported. Officials with Red Cross were notified to assist the residents.