Authorities have determined that a recent house fire in the City of St. James was a case of arson, and a $2,500 reward is now being offered for information on who may have started the fire. Fire crews from several area fire departments battled the blaze at the home on 7th Avenue for around 9 hours, but the house was a total loss. An adult and three children were in the home at the time, but were able to escape without injury. The fire caused around $300,000 in damage, and what’s left of the home is being removed from the property next week. Anyone with information on the individuals responsible for the fire is asked to call 1-800-723-2020.