Albert Lea, MN (Learfield News Service) - Arson is believed to be the cause of a December 8th fire that destroyed a home in Albert Lea.

The Minnesota State Fire Marshal's Office and Albert Lea Fire Department have determined it was intentionally set.

A passerby called law enforcement after seeing smoke and fire coming from the house. The home was fully engulfed and firefighters battled the flames for six hours. No one was home and no injuries were reported.

Fire investigators are asking for tips about the fire and seeking potential witnesses.