Syracuse police have charged a man with arson after a fire in his apartment Monday evening.

Officers say 54-year-old Thomas Brennan started the fire in his apartment on Polk Street. Fire officials say the blaze was contained to Brennan's living room and was extinguished in five minutes. The other tenants in the building were allowed back into their residences. Investigators say they're still working to determine how the fire was set. Police have charged Brennan with felony arson.