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Investigation underway into fire set at Orange Mound playground

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Police continue to investigate after a fire was set to an Orange Mound playground. Police continue to investigate after a fire was set to an Orange Mound playground.
Neighbors and community leaders are frustrated with the act of arson. Neighbors and community leaders are frustrated with the act of arson.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Police continue to investigate after a fire was set to an Orange Mound playground. It happened Sunday night at the Orange Mound Community Service Center on Park Avenue.

Neighbors and community leaders are frustrated with the act of arson. Residents watched and waited for crews to put the fire.

One neighbor who saw the fire did not want to give his name, but he said the fire was intense.

"It was about to get out of control," he said. "Most of the kids in this immediate area goes there ... It's extremely frustrating to think that now the kids have no where to go."

The playground was built by hand.

Neighbors think that the fire was started by some kids that live in the area, police do not have any suspects so if you have any information you're asked to call crime stoppers. The number is 901-528-CASH

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