Baton Rouge Fire Department: Arson cause of Clayton Street house fire _lowres

Photo provided by Baton Rouge Fire Department -- The housefire at 4060 Clayton St. was ruled arson by the The Baton Rouge Fire department. The fire was contained in the bedroom where it started.

An early afternoon fire in a vacant home on Clayton Street on Thursday was intentionally set, Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesman Mark Miles said.

Firefighters were called to the single-family home at 4060 Clayton St. just before 12:30 p.m. and found smoke billowing from the house, Miles said. After entering through the front door, firefighters were able to contain the fire to the bedroom where it had been set, putting out the blaze in 11 minutes.

The home, valued at $90,000 before the fire, had approximately $25,000 in damage, Miles said.

Anyone with information in regards to this house fire is asked to contact Baton Rouge Fire Department Arson Investigators at (225) 354-1419 or Crime Stoppers.