Fire Breaks Out at Federal Prison


CANAAN TOWNSHIP — Fire broke out at a federal prison in Wayne County.

According to a spokesperson, the fire started Saturday evening at US Penitentiary at Canaan which is near Waymart.

It happened in the facilities department which houses landscaping and maintenance equipment.

Prison officials said no one was in that section of the prison when the fire happened.

Firefighters were able to put out the fire and an investigation is underway.

Officials said no prisoners or staff were affected by the fire at the prison.

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