Fire investigators suspect arson to be the cause of a vacant house fire in north Baton Rouge late Saturday.
Firefighters responded to the house at 2196 Gore Road, just off of La. 19 north of Scotlandville, around 9:50 p.m. and found that the fire began in the back corner of the home and had risen to the attic, said Curt Monte, a spokesman for the Baton Rouge Fire Department.
The fire was brought under control by 10:16 p.m., Monte said. It was confined to the back wall and the attic above.
The vacant house sustained an estimated $20,000 worth of damage, Monte said. Emergency Medical Services and Entergy were also at the scene.
Anyone with information about the fire may call Baton Rouge Fire Investigators at 225-354-1419.