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June 26, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Fire damages playground equipment at West Seattle school

Fire investigators have not determined how a fire erupted early this morning at a West Seattle playground.

The fire was reported at 1:19 a.m. at Schmitz Park Elementary School, 5000 block of Southwest Spokane Street, according to the Seattle Fire Department. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire, which was confined to wood chips in the playground.

The heat and flames also melted and damaged metal and plastic playground equipment, Seattle fire said.

Damage is estimated at $50,000.

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