Fire at Playground in Poolesville (Now Extinguished)

by MCS Staff

Updated at 11:45 pm with additional information

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) were called to the scene of a fire at a playground on Fisher Ave. in Poolesville at approximately 5:20pm. The fire is now extinguished and no injuries have been reported, according to MCFRS PIO Pete Piringer.

According to a tweet by Piringer at 11:44pm, one juvenile was arrested and charged with arson. A paper bag and sandwich container were set on fire underneath the playground equipment, igniting the rubber mulch and damaging much of the playground equipment. There was approximately $75k in damages.

Video of the fire can be seen below, by Pastries-by-Sarah on Facebook:

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