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Fire at West Clinton Elementary playground

Published August 12, 2014 8:29 am

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Two fires Monday at a Davis County elementary school playground and baseball field appear to have been started deliberately.

Investigators found evidence of incendiary materials at the playground of West Clinton Elementary School, said Clinton Fire Chief Dave Olsen. The fire broke out about 3 p.m. at the school, 2826 W. 1800 North, engulfing the playground equipment and causing about $75,000 in damage, the school district estimated.

At about the same time, someone set fire to paper products in a girls' bathroom at a nearby softball diamond, Olsen said. Investigators believe the two fires are related.

No injuries were reported at either fire.

Investigators are reviewing video surveillance and ask anyone with information to call dispatchers at 801-451-4150.