On May 20, 2023, at approximately 11:24 p.m., the Cornell University Public Safety Communication Center received an activated fire alarm from a residential dormitory, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall, 155 Program House Drive, Ithaca, NY. Emergency personnel discovered a pile of laundry on the 4th floor damaged by fire. The fire suppression system contained the fire to the immediate area. At this time this incident is under investigation by the Cornell University Police and the City of Ithaca Fire Department. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Cornell University Public Safety Communications Center at (607) 255-1111. Cornell University Police urge the community to protect themselves in the event of a fire by alerting those around you of the fire, then evacuate the building, close room doors as you leave, activate the fire alarm and move away from the building once you exit. Immediately report any criminal or unusual activity by dialing 911 or utilizing the RAVE Guardian app.