SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - Fire was intentionally set to an abandoned home in Slidell Monday morning, according to St. Tammany fire officials.
Firefighters received reports of the fire around 7:30 a.m. Monday morning in the 2500 block of Adele Drive. Crews responded to the Belair subdivision in Slidell.
Crews arriving on the scene found heavy smoke coming from the second floor of the the two-story home. The fire was under control within twelve minutes of arrival, the fire department states.
A neighbor, who was walking his dog, noticed smoke coming from the rear of the home called 911 from a cell phone. Neighbors reported that the home had been vacant for several years and that kids were frequently seen hanging around the property.
Moderate fire damage to the rear wall and second floor of the home was reported.
Officials say that the fire was intentionally set and is currently under investigation by the St. Tammany Fire District fire investigators and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.
Anyone with information about the fire is asked to contact the fire department at 985-646-4387.
No injuries were reported.