Woman Charged with Torching Her Home

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Arson charges were filed against a woman from Lackawanna County who was already in jail on unrelated charges.

State police said Susan McCauley set a fire in a house where she lived on Main Street in Peckville last September.

According to investigators, eviction papers had been served on the McCauley family on September 13. Police said the fire started in the basement and McCauley was the only one home at the time.

McCauley is charged with arson and criminal mischief. She remains locked up in the Lackawanna County jail.