Officials are investigating the cause of a fire that damaged a vacant West Jordan home Monday evening.

The house was destroyed, said Ron Larsen, West Jordan fire marshal. Real estate agents were attempting to sell the house at 6697 Dixie Drive for $49,900, he said.

Larsen said cause of the fire is being investigated. Since the house was empty, he said, "it didn't start with the water heater or the furnace because they weren't on."

The fire started in the basement, went up through the floor and then up through the roof, Larsen said.