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4 Cars Torched In Northeast Philly Neighborhood

Cars torched in Northeast Philadelphia on September 5, 2013. (credit: Nicole Brewer)

Cars torched in Northeast Philadelphia on September 5, 2013. (credit: Nicole Brewer)

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By Steve Beck, Mike Dougherty, Nicole Brewer

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Investigators say several cars were torched in a Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood early Thursday morning.

The incident happened at about 4 a.m. in the 500 block of Gilham Street in the city’s Lawncrest section.

According to investigators, a total of four vehicles – two cars and two SUVs — were torched.

Authorities stopped short of calling the incident arson, but a specialized arson dog was brought to the scene as part of the investigation.

There were no reports of any injuries.

The incident remains under investigation.