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Fire at School Playground in Thermalito

Fire at School Playground in Thermalito

Posted: Mon Oct 15 18:15:33 PDT 2018
Updated: Mon Oct 15 18:15:34 PDT 2018

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determine the exact cause. ### debbie debbie students at plumas avenue elementary school in thermalito have lost a big part of their playground to a fire.. it happened yesterday afternoon. action news now reporter 'christina vitale' joins us with details on the investigation.. christina? reporter live debbie, the cause of the fire is still unknown and under investigation... but i spoke with battalion chief david hilson, with the city of oroville, and he told me there are elements that make the start of this fire suspicious. 888pkg888 sot: the fire was contained in about 5 minutes fire officials received a call around 2:30 in the afternoon on sunday. both butte county fire and the oroville fire department arrived mulch bed in the - a rubberized mulch bed in the playground area of the school it was well involved and did damage to the play structure and mulch bed. thermalito union school district, greg blake said, the school plans to put in a new playground, but not use the same thinking of going back to wood chips instead. blake said their main priority right now is to get the debris cleaned up for the kids. sot: so that they can continue to use parts that may be, that they can use otherwise we are looking forward to putting in a new structure as soon as we can and getting in more time for the kids. the playground is open to the public after school hours and on weekends... so they plan to look at their surveillance video and working with the department for further investigation blake said even the kids are interested and concerned about who would do this to their playground. sot: that's sort of a disappointing feeling for us in our community here, but you know we're trying to make it good for them we're bringing out different kinds of activities during recesses and lunches with trying to make it as comfortable for them as we can. reporter live i spoke with a mother named kyle wills and she has a daughter and neice at the school. she told me on the phone when her kids saw their playground charred and burned they were devestated and in tears... that gave wills the idea to start a "go fund me page" to raise money to help the school put in a new play area for the if you're interested in donating, i'll have the link on our website under news links... christina vitale, action news
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