Rec Center Playground Blaze Causes $31K in Damages | Athletic Business

Rec Center Playground Blaze Causes $31K in Damages

Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a playground Wednesday at a St. Paul, Minn., recreation center.

According to a report from the Star Tribune, the fire at the Baker Recreation Center caused an estimated $25,000 damage to the structure itself, and an additional $6,000 damage to a nearby building. Only metal parts of the playground’s play structure were left standing after the fire had been extinguished. The playground was a total loss but no one was hurt in the fire. 

The official cause of the blaze was undetermined, but St. Paul fire marshall, Steve Zacard, told the Tribune the fire was “suspicious,” noting that it was “surprising” how quickly the flames grew.

A spokeswoman for the parks department, Clara Cloyd, said the city has filed a claim with its insurance company and plans to rebuild the playground.

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