Houtzdale, PA – A fire that started in an inmate’s locker damaged part of SCI Houtzdale on Tuesday.

The state fire marshal says they were notified of the fire when the smoke alarm went off around 9:30 Tuesday morning in the J housing unit.

While the cause is technically still under investigation, the state police have classified the fire as an arson.

It caused about $1,200 worth of damage.


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