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(The charred remains of a playset at FDR Park in South Philadelphia.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Arson at a South Philadelphia Playground: ‘Act of Evil,’ Says Mayor

The mayor has announced a reward fund which had, by the end of his press conference, more than doubled to $11,000 for the arrest and conviction of whoever set the fire.



Police: Distraught Husband Intentionally Set Northeast Philadelphia Fire

Investigators say that a fire that appears to be related to a domestic dispute was intentionally set in Northeast Philadelphia early Tuesday.


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Two Arrested For Pine Hill Arson And Attempted Robbery

The two suspects confessed to starting two brush fires in order to enter a nearby business and steal copper and tools.


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Cars Set On Fire At Mt. Airy Apartment Complex

Police are investigating a number of car fires in an apartment complex in Mt. Airy.


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North Philadelphia Couple Accused Of Dousing Victim In Flammable Liquid, Setting Her On Fire

Prosecutors say a North Philadelphia couple is facing numerous charges for assaults on two victims. One of the victims — a 20-year-old woman — was doused with flammable liquid and set on fire.


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Historic Delaware County Camping Site Hit By Fire

Fire has once again struck a historic suburban Philadelphia religious camp meeting site, damaging nine buildings, including a church.


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Pennsylvania Woman Who Set Fire To Boyfriend’s Home Sentenced To Five Years

A Pennsylvania woman who set fire to the New Jersey home of her ex-boyfriend’s family after learning he had taken another girl to his high school prom has been sentenced to five years in prison.



Port Richmond IHOP Closed After Possible Arson

No breakfast will be served at a Port Richmond IHOP this morning, because of a small but suspicious fire early this morning.


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Evidence On 1989 Fire In Southeastern Pa. To Be Re-examined

A federal appeals court has granted another look at the evidence in the case of a man convicted of killing his daughter in what authorities alleged was an arson fire more than two decades ago in eastern Pennsylvania.


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Series Of Car Fires In Philadelphia Under Investigation

Philadelphia’s Arson Task Force is investigating a series of car fires in Olney and Feltonville.


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Police In Delaware Investigating String Of Thefts From Vehicles

New Castle County Police are investigating a string of vehicle break-ins that happened in the community of Stonefield in Townsend, Delaware.


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Arson Charges Pending For Two Juveniles Who Torched Burlington County School Play Set

Recess and after school playtime at the M. Joan Pearson Elementary School in Delanco has been somewhat subdued this week after a fire destroyed the playground.


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Police Searching For Suspects Involved In Wissinoming Arson

Both the fire marshal and Philadelphia police are investigating several arson fires involving parked cars in the Wissinoming area of the city early Sunday that forced residents from an apartment building.


Philadelphia Fire Department Investigating Frankford Blaze As Arson

An adult and child were taken to an area hospital after a fire in the city’s Frankford neighborhood early Sunday morning.


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Delaware Fire Marshal Investigating Vehicle Arson In Newark

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office is looking into the arson of a vehicle in Newark that happened early Thursday morning.