Authorities in Jerome are looking for the person responsible for starting a house fire Tuesday morning.  Around 8 a.m. the Jerome Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 900 block of 1st Avenue East in Jerome.

The fire was extinguished but not before leaving behind an estimated $12,000 in damage to the residence. The majority of the damage was to an exterior wall. Investigators with the Jerome Police and Fire Departments determined this fire was arson. They have identified some possible suspects but are seeking more information from the public. Anyone who saw anything near the fire Tuesday morning is urged to contact the Jerome Police Department at 324-1911.