An abandoned motel at 1329 Snipe St. was gutted by a Thursday night fire that firefighters believe was caused by an arsonist, according to a Baton Rouge Fire Department news release.

Firefighters were called out to the old Skylark Motel in Scotlandville at 10:35 p.m., the release says.

When firefighters arrived, the motel was totally engulfed in flames, the release says.

Firefighters were out at the scene until 4:30 a.m.

No one was injured.

Anyone with information on the blaze is asked to call the fire department at (225) 354-1419.