ASHTABULA — A house fire on the city’s westside Thursday night has been ruled an arson by the Ashtabula Fire Department, Capt. Stephen Chase said.

Firefighters were called at 10:53 p.m. to 719 Bunker Hill Road, according to reports.

When they arrived, they found fire and smoke in an upstairs bedroom and evidence the home had been burglarized, reports show.

“The home is now unlivable,” Chase said.

A mother and daughter resided in the home, he said.

Firefighters have a person of interest, but would not release any more details because the incident is under investigation.

Anyone with any information on the fire should call the Ashtabula Fire Department at 440-992-7191.