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Fire at Huntington Beach playground likely the result of arson

The Huntington Beach Fire Department is investigating a playground fire believed to have been started by an arsonist early Friday.

Deputy Fire Marshal Jeff Lopez said firefighters alerted to the blaze went to the Heritage Montessori School playground, 15881 Goldenwest St., at 3:42 a.m.

No one was injured, and Lopez would not say how much of the playground was destroyed, adding  that the investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the fire department at (714) 536-5411.


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