South Brunswick police say vandals set playground fire

Police say a playground in South Brunswick was burned to the ground by vandals.

Police say it occurred at about 9 p.m. Saturday. They say it took firefighters several hours to put the flames completely out because of their height.

The playground, set behind Brunswick Acres Elementary School, was left a pile of twisted metal and melted plastic.

Police say they think they know who set the fire and are investigating further.

The parents-teacher organization that raised the money to build the playground says it hopes insurance covers the $80,000 worth of damage.

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