Police investigate playground fire on East Side

Officials suspect arson at Marquette Elementary
Police investigate playground fire on East Side

An overnight fire at a school playground on Madison’s East Side has Madison police beginning an arson investigation.

An off-duty police officer saw the playground apparatus at Marquette Elementary on fire Monday just after 2 a.m. and called 911.

Firefighters arrived and found the wood chips under the structure had also caught on fire.

No one was injured in the blaze. It’s not known what started the fire.

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