ITHACA, N.Y.—One person was injured and one person was arrested after a fire in an apartment building on Cherry Street in Ithaca.

The fire was reported around 4 a.m. Friday, when police and firefighters responded to the Ithaca Arthaus for a report of an apartment fire. One person, who was not identified, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and “numerous” residents were displaced due to the incident.

The extent of damage was not disclosed, but Police Captain Jacob Young wrote in a release that “based on the circumstances of the incident,” arson investigators were called to help with the investigation. Subsequently, investigators concluded the fire was intentional, and Natasha Thomas, 42, of Ithaca was arrested. Thomas is the resident of the apartment where the fire occurred.

Thomas was charged with second-degree arson, a Class B felony. She was arraigned and remanded to the Tompkins County Jail on $10,000 bail, according to Young.

Matt Butler is the Editor in Chief of The Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at