Emergency officials in Saline County were called to a structure fire at a home in the 400 block of North Main Street in Nelson on Sunday morning. According to the case report from the Saline County Sheriff’s Office, the Blackwater Fire Department was able to extinguish the flames after receiving a 911 call from neighbors.

The resident of the home was out of town at the time the fire occurred.

The Missouri State Fire Marshal for the area arrived on scene and it was determined the fire was ruled as arson.

There were no injuries reported and the investigation remains open at this time.