SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) - The Syracuse Police Department says a woman is charged with arson after a fire at 100 Beard Place on Sunday.
The Syracuse Fire Department says the fire started about 4:15 p.m. in the kitchen. It was under control in about 45 minutes.
When firefighters and police responded to the home 24-year-old Fatima Darby was holding a flaming pot of grease which had caught the curtains on fire.
Firefighters then forced their way into the apartment. Darby tossed the grease at them. The pot missed the firefighters but hit the wall which started another fire.
The firefighters put out those flames then Darby punched one of the firemen and threatened to harm the others. Darby was then taken into custody after another struggle, this time with police officers.
The firefighters were not hurt.
Darby's one-year-old son was in the apartment at the time and was taken to Upstate University Hospital for an evaluation. He is expected to be okay and is now in the care of family members.
Darby suffered burns on her hands and was treated at Upstate University for a mental evaluation.
Darby is facing charges of Arson in the 4th degree, Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd degree, Obstructing Government Administration, Endangering the Welfare Of a Child and Harassment.