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Two men charged after abandoned resort fire in Monroe County

Two men are behind bars on charges they set the flames at an old Poconos resort earlier this year.

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Two men are behind bars after allegedly setting fire to an abandoned resort in the Poconos.

Police say 29-year-old Stephen Manickchand and 23-year-old Brian Lachman, both from East Stroudsburg, set two different fires to the old Birchwood Resort in February 2021.

The two face arson and related charges in Monroe County.

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