Decatur playground damaged following fire

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DECATUR, Ala. – A second playground in the Tennessee Valley was set on fire this week. Authorities said the playground on Clarkview Street in Decatur was set on fire Saturday, September 14. Lieutenant Stacy Rose with the Decatur Fire Department says after the initial call was made, firefighters from Station 5 responded to the scene and put the fire out. “They put some water on it, and then they put a little bit of foam on it too as the base of that playground was made from recycled rubber tires so that also added to the fire itself, but they were able to put that out,” says Lt. Rose. Lt. Rose says the department knows the fire started underneath the playground equipment, and they are working to see what footage is available from nearby surveillance cameras. If you have any information about the fire, call the Decatur Fire Marshal’s Office at (256) 341-4864. The first fire this week happened in a housing community near the Cavalry Hill Community Center in Huntsville.

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