Arson ruled cause of early Friday fire on South 12th Street


ABILENE, Texas - The cause of fire early Friday at a vacant home in the 1000 block of South 12 th Street has been ruled arson.

No one was home when the fire broke out at approximately 4 a.m. at the South 12th Street and Sycamore Street location.

"Upon arrival there was smoke and fire showing from the back porch of the house," an Abilene Fire Department news release said. "Smoke and flames moved quickly into the attic space of the vacant house."

According to the release, firefighters were able to limit damage to the attic and back of the house.

According to fire officials, damage to the home is estimated to be about $20,000.

No injuries were reported.

Seven Abilene Fire Department apparatus responded to the scene.

If you have any information about this fire, please contact Crime Stoppers at (325) 676-8477.