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Water heater malfunction causes house fire on Madison Ave.

7 months 3 days 13 hours ago Monday, May 08 2017 May 8, 2017 May 08, 2017 9:27 PM May 08, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

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. 

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