Fire destroys Wichita neighborhood playground

August 07, 2018 - 8:21 pm

A fire destroyed a children's playground in west Wichita.  It happened around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in the area of 119th west and Central, on Hickory Lane in the Deer Glen neighborhood.

KSN News reports that it took fire crews around ten minutes to put the blaze out. The playground mulch, made up of ground-up tires made it hard to extinguish the fire.  The $45,000 playground was destroyed. 

Fire investigators are still examining the area, but it's believed children playing with matches or lighters may have started the blaze.

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