The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating a fire inside a vacant house Sunday morning that was ruled arson, said department spokesman Mark Miles.

Crews responded to the 4000 block of Tuscarora Street shortly after 6:30 a.m. and found fire coming from the back of the house, Miles said in a news release. The house received heavy fire and smoke damage.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to contact BRFD investigators at (225) 354-1419 or Crime Stoppers.

Compiled from staff reports. To contact a crime reporter at The Advocate, email policereporters@theadvocate.com or call (225) 388-0369.