NEVADA, Iowa — Police in central Iowa are investigating after saying they believe a mobile home fire was intentionally set.

Nevada Police Chief Ricardo Martinez II says the fire was reported Thursday morning. Firefighters arrived to find black smoke and flames coming from the mobile home. The fire was quickly extinguished, and pet in the trailer were rescued. No people were home at the time of the fire.

Investigators say evidence points to the fire having been deliberately set. Evidence was collected and sent to the state Department of Criminal Investigations lab for analysis.

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