The LaPorte Fire Department battled a structure fire Sunday afternoon.
Around 2:09 p.m., LaPorte police were called to 810 Madison St. after a caller reported the fire. Officers observed black smoke from from the upstairs apartment windows and entered the apartment to check for residents. No one was inside and flames were seen on the door.
The residents returned home while the fire department was extinguishing the blaze. They told police and firefighters that they had left the home 20 minutes prior to the call and nothing was wrong at the time.
No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.