Officials investigate suspected arson at Plainfield playground

Authorities are investigating a suspected arson fire that left an estimated $50,000 in damage to a local day care center?s playground area.Emergency crews responded to

PLAINFIELD - Authorities are investigating a suspected arson fire that left an estimated $50,000 in damage to a local day care center?s playground area.

Emergency crews responded to the African-American Fund of New Jersey facility Saturday evening after receiving reports of a fire to find heavy smoke coming from the playground area, according to police.

Authorities say they have surveillance video that shows two men walking away from the playground around the time of the blaze.

Anyone interested in helping the organization acquire new playground equipment is being asked to call (908)-561-0123.

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