Fire destroys neighborhood playground in west Wichita

KWCH – August 8, 2018

Kids in one west Wichita neighborhood will have to find a new place to play after a fire Tuesday afternoon.

A neighbor reported the fire in the Deer Glen neighborhood on Hickory Lane, near Central and 119th Street West, around 4:30 p.m.

Crews arrived to find the playground fully engulfed.

They said the playground mulch which is made up of ground-up tires made it hard to extinguish the fire.

The fire caused about $45,000 in damage.

The fire department says kids were playing on the playground earlier in the day but they don’t know if the fire was accidental or intentional.

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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