This photo shared by residents of the home depicts fire damage. (Photo from Jami and Jason Neumeister)

The Ketchikan Police Department is investigating a possible arson fire outside of someone’s home.

The small fire occurred Wednesday at approximately 4:30 p.m. at a home on First Avenue near the Residential Youth Center.

According to the residents, someone used an accelerant on empty plastic planters outside one of their doors. The fire melted plastic pots to ashes and left burn marks on the cement floor and up the side of the building.

Three people were home at the time but no one was physically injured.

The Ketchikan police are asking anyone with information to contact them.

Sergeant Mike Purcell says they encourage people to call the PD about any potential crimes.

“That’s like a broad ‘Yes’,” Purcell said. “If there is any kind of potential crime we always encourage people to call — they can talk to any officer. Even if there isn’t a case established, we’ll obviously take information.”

The Ketchikan Police phone number is (907) 225-6631.

The case number for the possible arson fire is 23-1653.