Police: Man Intentionally Starts Fire In Auto Body Shop

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are searching for a suspect accused of intentionally starting a fire inside of an auto body shop.

Authorities say around 5 a.m. on September 19, a male was captured on surveillance video inside Philmont Auto Body on the 100 block of West Ashdale Street.


Police say the man poured combustibles, which were inside of the garage, on the vehicles, then applied an open flame to the liquid, causing a fire.

The suspect then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Arson Task Force: 215-446-7875



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