Police and an arson task force from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating six suspicious car fires discovered early Sunday in Northeast Philadelphia, one of which damaged a house.
Authorities said a flammable liquid had been poured near the driver's side door of each vehicle. The blazes were confined to the Bustleton neighborhood, police said.
The first of the fires was reported at 3:24 a.m., when firefighters were dispatched to a burning 2012 Ford F-350 van on the 8200 block of Castor Avenue in the Bell's Corner area of Rhawnhurst. The blaze spread to a second Ford F-350, authorities said.