On Friday, October 25th at approximately 7:36pm the Anchorage Fire Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting that the playground equipment at 3101 Sunflower St, College Gate Elementary school was on fire. Caller reported that she heard an explosion and then noticed the equipment on fire. AFD dispatched four units to the fire. First arriving crews reported that the rubber playground padding and one piece of playground equipment were on fire.
Crews quickly extinguished the fire and due to circumstances on scene contacted the investigator. Crews reported that there was school function occurring at the time of the fire. This is the second time that the rubberized playground padding has been set on fire. The first occurrence was on June 17th, 2013.
The Anchorage Fire Department is seeking the publics help in identifying those responsible for the fire. Anyone with information on this incident is requested to contact the Arson Hot Line at 267-5060.