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Fire at Northumberland County Prison

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SUNBURY — Crews were called out Wednesday afternoon to battle flames at the Northumberland County prison.

It broke out around 2:30 p.m. at the county facility in Sunbury.

Images sent to PhotoLink show flames on the roof of the prison.


(Photo Credit: WNEP)


The roof of one part of the complex has collapsed.

Officials said all 208 prisoners were taken from the prison under heavy guard to a nearby church.

There is no word on injuries or the cause of the fire.

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