A vacant house on Brice Street was set on fire Friday afternoon, and the blaze destroyed the building.

Firefighters arrived on the scene at about 3:15 p.m. to find flames coming through the roof and out of the rear of the home at 430 Brice St., the Baton Rouge Fire Department report says.

Heat and smoke from the house caused damage to four homes around it, the report says.

Investigators called to the scene ruled the cause of the fire arson.

The fire department urges anyone with information in regards to this house fire to contact its arson investigators at (225) 354-1419 or Crime Stoppers.