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Playground in West Long Beach catches fire, LBFD investigating



Long Beach fire crews put out a fire at a playground in West Long Beach on Sunday, LBFD spokesperson said.


Details:

The fire happened at Admiral Kidd Park's playground on the 2100 block of Santa Fe Ave on Sunday, July 18, just before 2 a.m.

  • According to Long Beach Fire Department spokesperson Jack Crabtree when firefighters arrived at the scene, they found a "Fully involved playground in flames."

  • Firefighters remained at the scene for about 45 minutes, and fire investigators are examining the playground to see if someone intentionally started the blaze.

  • Jane Grobaty, a Parks and Recreation spokeswoman, told the Press-Telegram that Parks and Rec would change the playground equipment, but she did not specify when.



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