Linden Street home damaged by electrical fire

A Sunday afternoon electrical fire significantly damaged a home just north of Howell Park on Linden Street.

Firefighters responded to the home in the 5800 block of Linden Street shortly before 5 p.m. and had the blaze under control about 15 minutes later — but not before the fire burned up part of the home’s kitchen, roof and a room in the back of the home where the fire started, said Robert Combs, a Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesman, in a news release.

A neighbor first noticed the fire and alerted the home’s four residents, who were able to escape unharmed, Combs said.

The American Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the home’s residents.