Fire crew: Playground was purposely set on fire

Photo by Don Hatcher

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Officials say a wooden playground was purposely set on fire.

A fire crew called Dayton Police to help with a fire scene Tuesday night.

Someone from the Omega Baptist Church called crews to playground fire across the street and a group of kids ran away from the park.

A fire crew already put out the fire as the police officers arrived.

According to the police report, the portion of the playground that was lit on fire was a deck with several round poles placed together to get to the monkey bars.

According to fire crews, the fire burned through the poles and they had to chop up the deck to make sure the playground would not reignite.

The fire crews on scene told the Dayton Police it appeared that the entire deck was ignited on purpose. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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