Police searching for arson suspect in Tacony fire

Investigators say one of the women jumped from a second floor window.

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Sunday, December 18, 2022
Police searching for suspect in Tacony arson fire
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Philadelphia Police are on the hunt for a suspect they say lit fire to his own home, while a woman was still inside.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are on the hunt for a suspect they say lit fire to his own home while two women were still inside.

The flames ignited just before 4 a.m. Saturday on the 4200 block of Passmore Street in Tacony.

Officials say a 40-year-old man intentionally set fire to the house following an argument.

The 35-year-old and 31-year-old women were able to escape from the home.

Investigators say one of the women jumped from a second-floor window.

Medics took both women to Frankford Torresdale Hospital where they are in stable condition.

Police say the suspect sped off in a blue 2004 Ford Windstar mini-van.