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Minor arrested in connection with Anchorage playground fire

July 26, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A minor has been arrested in connection with a playground fire at an Anchorage elementary school.

KTVA-TV reports the Thursday night fire at College Gate Elementary School could cost $100,000 in repairs.

Firefighters extinguished the fire.

Police say officers found the male juvenile in the area and he was arrested after questioning.

Authorities have forwarded charges to the Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice.

Anchorage School District maintenance supervisor Bryan Stenehjem says the playground won’t be replaced until next summer.

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Information from: KTVA-TV, http://www.ktva.com

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