Las Cruces firefighters extinguished a fire at a single family residence Friday evening. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but is believed to be suspicious in nature.
The fire department responded to a call on the 5000 block of Gobi Lane around 6:45 Friday and discovered heavy smoke and flames inside the structure. The fire was under control within 15 minutes.
The home was heavily damaged by fire and smoke throughout. The occupants of the house were not home when the fire was reported.
No firefighter or civilian injuries were reported. The dollar value of the damage has not been determined.