Park Bench Set On Fire In St. Marys stock photo.

Perth County OPP officers in St. Marys responded to a call at the Meadowridge soccer field along Southvale Rd. about 11:30m last night.

That’s where the St.Marys Fire Department was dealing with park bench on fire.

Fire officials and OPP officers determined that the steel framed bench with wooden seat and back supports was badly charred and had been purposely ignited.

A small red gas can was located at the scene.

Officials say the bench materials may have been smouldering for some time prior to being reported to emergency services.

The Perth County OPP is asking anyone with information about this senseless act to contact them at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000