An overnight fire completely destroyed a play structure at Schmitz Park Elementary School causing $50,000 in damage.
Update - Play structure at Schmitz Park Elementary School significantly damaged by fire
Update as of 9:50 am June 26
From SFD PIO Kyle Moore
Seattle Fire Investigators have classified an overnight fire at a West Seattle playground as undetermined because there was no obvious source of ignition.
At 1:19 a.m. a call came into dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center reporting a fire coming from the back of a school located in the 5000 block of SW Spokane Street. The first arriving engine company found flames coming from a playground area. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire which was confined to the wood chips. The heat and flames also melted and damaged the metal and plastic playground equipment. The damage estimate is $50,000.
Seattle fire quickly responded to a fire in the 5000 block of SW Spokane Street around 1:18 am on June 26.
Upon arriving they noticed that the fire was mostly contained to the play structure on the west side of the school and was started in the playgrounds bark but no official cause was yet determined.
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