Fire damages playground equipment

Just before 5 this afternoon, the Fairbanks Fire Department responded to a report of a small fire at the park at 17th & Kivalina (Kiana Park).

A passerby reportedly put the fire out. Investigators found a fire had been set on some playground equipment, damaging a slide tube.

People in the area said three male teens were on and around the equipment about 15 minutes before the fire was discovered.

Damage is estimated at about $1200. The park is owned and maintained by the FNSB Parks & Recreation Department.