Image courtesy of IFD

ITHACA, N.Y. – Ithaca firefighters extinguished a house fire on the 200 block of Willard Way Monday evening. No one was injured by the fire.

A worker at the home called 911 at about 5 p.m. Monday to report that he’d started a small fire while soldering pipes, the Ithaca Fire Department said. He told the dispatcher that he believed he had extinguished it.

When firefighters arrived on scene they saw smoke coming from the home’s second and third floor walls. They determined that the fire was still active and had climbed from the first floor to the second and third via wall cavities.

Crews opened walls and ceilings to access void spaces and put out the fire. Firefighters then worked with the home owner to cover some of the openings and salvage property.

Firefighters were on scene until about 8:30 p.m.

The Ithaca Police Department and Bangs Ambulance assisted at the scene. NYSEG was brought in to secure the utilities. Cayuga Heights, Newfield and Lansing fire departments covered other calls along with off duty IFD personnel who came back in for the fire.

Featured image courtesy of Ithaca Fire Department.

Devon Magliozzi

Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at or 607-391-0328.