Police investigating fire at Weiser playground

WEISER - Police in Weiser are investigating a fire at a local playground.

The Fire Department was dispatched at 4:52 a.m. to a fire at Memorial Park.

Weiser City Fire and Rescue posted nine photos of the fire on their Facebook page.


Weiser Police Chief Carl Smith says they believe this fire was intentionally set. Officers have interviewed four male juvenile suspects that are around middle school age. Charges are pending against one of the boys.

Smith says there was minor damage to the playground. It will remain closed until the burned sawdust is removed. That could take a couple of days.

KTVB reported that this same park also caught fire last August with crews saying it took them some time to put out all of the flames. Smith says no one was ever charged in connection with that fire.

 

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