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Carmichael arsonists strike twice in one night to burn playground

MetroFire Sacramento ‏@metrofirepio:
Play structure fire last night at Del Campo Park.  Anyone with additional info, call the Arson Tip Line 916-859-3775.
MetroFire Sacramento ‏@metrofirepio: Play structure fire last night at Del Campo Park. Anyone with additional info, call the Arson Tip Line 916-859-3775. Courtesy MetroFire Sacramento via Twitter

On their second try in one night, arsonists destroyed a Carmichael park play structure overnight.

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District firefighters were first called to Del Campo Park at the end of Heathcliff Drive about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday to put out a fire that burned bark chunks next to a slide.

At 3 a.m., the arsonists were successful in burning the playground. The blaze melted the plastic climbing structure and other parts of the playground.

Two teens were seen riding away on bicycles from the park, according to Metro Fire Capt. Brian Gonsalves.

Del Campo Park is a nearly 23-acre park with concrete pathways, the playground, a soccer field and a nature area.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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