Waco man accused of starting fire in Providence Hospital

Posted at 5:01 PM, May 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-20 18:01:15-04

A 23-year-old Waco man is being held in the McLennan County Jail, accused of setting a fire at Providence Hospital.

Alfonso Allen is facing arson charges after investigators say he went to Providence Health Center Emergency Room about 6 a.m. Tuesday morning.

At some point, Allen slipped away from hospital personnel, entered a closet, where he is accused of placing flammable materials in a container and setting it on fire.

The fire was noticed a very short time later and extinguished before it could cause much damage. Allen was caught and held at the scene.