Fire at SoHo playground considered suspicious
The London Fire Department says damage is estimated at almost $90,000 after fire damaged some playground equipment in a SoHo neighbourhood park.
Fire crews were called to Richard B. Harrison Park on South Street around 2 p.m. Wednesday. In video posted to the fire department’s Twitter account, a firefighter can be seen hosing down potential hot spots.
Emergency crews on scene of playground fire at Richard B. Harrison Park. Fire is under control and Engine 1 crew continues to put out hot spots. No injuries. @CityofLdnOnt @LPFFA #ldnont @lpsmediaoffice pic.twitter.com/ctErdZPF6e
— London Fire Department (@LdnOntFire) June 15, 2022
The fire department says the blaze did $87,000 worth of damage.
On Thursday morning, London police confirmed the blaze has been deemed as “suspicious in nature” and members of the police street crime unit and fire officials are continuing to investigate.
Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).