The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to an early morning house fire near Airline Highway Saturday that caused an estimated $35,000 in damage.
The fire, which started around 3 a.m., appears to have started in the mechanical closet of a residence at 6236 Dutton Ave., the fire department’s report on the incident says.
No one was home at the time of the blaze, which was reported by someone calling from a cell phone, said Curt Monte, spokesman for the Baton Rouge Fire Department.
Firefighters arrived to find flames were burning through the rear roof of the house, the report says. The owner was contacted and arrived on the scene later, the report says.
Officials do not suspect foul play, the report says.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and contained fire damage to the closet area and attic above. The rest of the house received smoke and water damage, the report says.
The fire caused an estimated $35,000 in damage, the report says.
Baton Rouge Police and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene, as well, and the Red Cross was contacted to assist the resident, the report says.