ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- There was a house on fire in the 100 block of Cleveland Ave on Ithaca's South Side, around 11:40 p.m., last night.  

The Ithaca Fire Department said the first firemen to arrive on the scene reported that heavy fire was blowing nearly into the street. 

IFD said hose lines were immediately stretched, and water doused the outside of the house before crews made their way inside to search for people and extinguish the flames.  

IFD said nobody was injured, but a cat was found and rescued during the searches. The cat was injured and the SPCA was able to provide medical care and transport.  

IFD said the situation was under control in about 30 minutes.  

The Newfield, Lansing, and Cayuga Heights Fire Departments also stood by to cover additional calls. Bangs Ambulance, Ithaca Police, NYSEG gas and electric, and the Red Cross assisted at the scene.  

Two people are now displaced because of the damage the house sustained.  

The cause of the fire is unknown, but the New York State Office of Fire Protection and Control is leading an investigation in cooperation with IFD and Ithaca Police.