Space heater blamed for morning house fire

Baton Rouge firefighters say a misused space heater ignited a house fire Thursday morning, causing heavy damage to the residence.

Curt Monte, a Fire Department spokesman, said no one was injured in the blaze, which began about 9:30 a.m. at 5284 Cadillac Street. Crews needed about 15 minutes to get the flames under control, he said.

The fire was contained to the living room, but the rest of the home received heavy smoke and fire damage as well.