Fire In Vacant House Listed As Arson

SCRANTON — Authorities said someone torched a house in Scranton early Thursday.

It started in the vacant place in the 500 block of Hickory Street around 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

Investigators said no utilities were connected to the building.

According to fire inspectors, someone ripped off the plywood covering the front door of the house and then set fire to the stairs.

Firefighters were able to get it under control quickly.

Anyone with information is asked to call Scranton Police at 570-348-4134

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