A malfunctioning refrigerator caused an early morning house fire at 1113 N. 48th St., according to a Baton Rouge Fire Department news release.

The call came in reporting the blaze at 4:27 a.m., the release says.

Fire damage was contained to the kitchen while the rest of the home had moderate smoke damage, the release says.

The resident said a flickering light and heat from the fire woke him up, the release says.

The resident escaped from the?home unharmed, the release says.