State conservation authorities: Mount Penn fire was arson

- The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources says a forest fire on a Berks County mountain appears to have been intentionally set.

The agency's press secretary, Terry Brady, says the fire on Mount Penn in Reading is suspicious.

Crews continued to douse hot spots, early Wednesday, but authorities say the fire has been contained.

It was first reported Monday evening and eventually scorched 47 acres before being brought under control early Tuesday.

There have been no reports of injuries or damage to any homes or businesses in the area, and no people or businesses were evacuated. The fire and smoke had been visible for miles.

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