Lester Park Playground Fire Investigation Closed
The investigation into the Lester Park Elementary School playground fire has been completed by authorities. Findings show the incident was indeed arson, as many locals suspected since news broke over the weekend. The playground, which had just recently been completed, caught fire in the early morning hours of Saturday, October 1.
The investigation’s conclusion was announced on the City of Duluth’s Website, stating a group of juveniles are responsible for the fire. The group was experimenting with fire in the playground area, eventually leading to the spread of the fire to the playground equipment. Names were not released in the report due to the ages of those involved, but they face Felony Negligent Fire Arson in the 5th Degree as a result of the incident.
Photos Courtesy of Jeanne Ryan, MIX 108