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.

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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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