Arson Suspected In Plymouth Creek Playground Fire; $200K Loss Estimated
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Plymouth city officials say a fire – suspected as arson – caused an estimated $200,000 in damages to a playground early Friday morning.
Police officers responded at 2:20 a.m. to the report of a fire at Plymouth Creek Park, located at 3625 Fernbrook Lane.
Brand new playground equipment valued at $80,000 to $130,000 was destroyed and is included in the overall damage amount.
The new equipment for Plymouth’s largest park was set to be installed Friday morning. Now, it’s expected to take a least a month to replace the equipment.
No one was injured in the fire.
The state fire marshal is assisting the Plymouth Police Department in the investigation. Anyone with information should call the Plymouth Police Crime Tip line at 763-509-5177 or the Crime Stoppers line at 1-800-222-8477.
The old playground equipment was dismantled and removed on Aug. 11 by a nonprofit organization Kids Around The World and will be refurbished, shipped overseas and rebuilt into two playgrounds overseas.