Bradenton police: House fire was arson

BRADENTON -- A small fire at a Bradenton residence Tuesday evening was the result of arson, according to Bradenton police.

Authorities responded at 10:07 p.m. to a residence in the 800 block of 17th Street and found a small fire that did minimal damage.

Police said someone had poured an accelerant on the south wall of the residence and set it on fire.

There were no witnesses, and the residents were not displaced, police said in a report.