A combustible material placed too close to a water heater in a home attic caused a Monday morning fire at 1245 Village Park Drive, according to a Baton Rouge Fire Department news release.

A call came in reporting the blaze at 1:32 a.m., the release says.

The fire started in the attic and spread into the living area of the home which was severely damaged.

The two residents escaped from the home unharmed.