Officials suspect arson in Selma playground fire

August 10, 2012 12:46:14 AM PDT
The Selma Fire Department is investigating a fire that destroyed a playground as a possible arson.

The fire broke out Wednesday night at Sal Salazar Park at the intersection of Valley View and Sheridan.

Heat from the blaze was enough to melt the plastic decks and roofs of the playground equipment. Damage is estimated at $75 thousand.

The city of Selma is still trying to determine if insurance will fully cover the damage.

For now, the playground is closed, until repairs can be made.