A fire that caused extensive damage to an apartment in a large complex in Binghamton appears to be a case of arson.

Fire marshal Alan Gardiner said Wednesday's blaze in Building 5 at Carlisle Hills Apartments off Moeller Street was incendiary in nature.

Two points of origin - in the kitchen and living room of the apartment - were pinpointed by investigators.

Fire damage was confined to the first floor of apartment 503, which was occupied by a man and a woman. The man climbed onto a small overhang when he left the building through a second-floor window. Firefighters brought the man down a ladder.

No injuries were reported in the fire, which was brought under control after about 10 minutes.

Binghamton police detective Lt. Cory Minor said the investigation is continuing and no one had yet been charged.

The Carlisle Hills complex is operated by the Binghamton Housing Authority.

A scorched wall inside a Carlisle Hills apartment following a fire on November 20, 2019. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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