Philadelphia fire investigators searched for clues after two cars suspiciously caught fire overnight just blocks apart.
The first car caught fire around 1 a.m. at Torresdale Avenue and Robbins Street in the Tacony section of the city. No injuries were reported.
About 30 minutes later, firefighters were called to a home behind Ditman Street, (off Robbins) where they found a sport utility vehicle on fire, said firefighters.
The neighbor’s dog, Thor, started barking, which alerted his owners. A couple and three kids got out of that Ditman Street house then awoke Alexander Abad, his girlfriend and their 8-year-old. Everyone made it out OK.
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The blaze left Abab’s Mercury Mariner smoldering, damaged his neighbor’s Pontiac Montana and damaged the exterior of Abad’s home.
Friday morning, the fire marshal with arson-sniffing dogs investigated both blazes as suspicious.