The San Diego Sheriff's Department (SDSO)'s Bomb/Arson Unit is investigating a Fallbrook house fire deemed suspicious.
The fire broke out Thursday on the 200 block of N Stagecoach Lane, firefighters said. Raging flames and heavy smoke billowed from the structure, which appeared to be almost entirely gutted once crews quelled the fire. No one was hurt and no one was home at the time of the fire.
Sheriff's deputies said the people who lived in the home had been evicted the day before the fire.
Deputies and North County Fire Protection District officials are familiar with the house and have responded to medical calls and law enforcement-related calls there in the past.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and the investigation continues, though firefighters requested the Sheriff's Bomb/Arson Unit investigate.
Anyone who knows anything about the fire is asked to reach out to Sheriff's deputies by calling (858) 565-5555 or reaching out to Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous by calling (888) 580-8477.