BATON ROUGE – Firefighters responded to a house fire that displaced the residents Saturday afternoon.
Around 4 p.m. the Baton Rouge Fire Department, arrived on scene to a house engulfed in heavy smoke located on the 5500 block of Melrose Boulevard.
Flames were coming from the roof of one-story house causing immense smoke and the roof to collapse. The house was deemed a total loss.
No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire came from an electric space heater, according to BRFD.
Red Cross is on the scene assisting the residents.