The Ithaca Police Department says they are investigating a suspicious fire that occurred on Catherine Street on Tuesday.
Around 6:45 p.m. police responded to assist the Ithaca Fire Department at the scene of the fire.
Firefighters were initially called for the report of a fire in a trash can on a porch. The fire was put out prior to police arrival. However, the origins of the fire remain under investigation.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 607-272-3245.