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Milwaukee Police: 14-year-old boy arrested, suspected of setting overnight playground fire

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Posted at 11:24 AM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 14:46:44-04

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Police Department has arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with a playground fire that took place at Butterfly Park Sunday.

Firefighters responded to the area about 1:25 p.m. Sunday for reports of a slide on fire near the playground equipment.

Investigators arrested a 14-year-old boy Monday in connection with the blaze, police said. Flammable materials were used to ignite the fire, according to authorities.

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