Playground equipment smolders after it was set on fire in Lacasse Park in Tecumseh, October 10, 2017. (Photo by Mark Brown,

Arson Charges Laid After Playground Fire

The OPP have laid charges against a 13-year-old accused of setting a Tecumseh playground on fire.

The suspect was arrested at the scene of Lacasse Park and is now charged with arson.

The fire caused over $400,000 in damage to the accessible playground equipment and composite flooring.

The identity of the suspect is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.