Fire destroys Black Rock Elementary School playground in Erie

ERIE, Colo. - Fire destroyed an elementary school playground in Erie on Wednesday.

Multiple neighbors in the Vista Ridge community called 911 at 4:53 a.m. to report the fire at the playground at Black Rock Elementary School, according to Mountain View Fire Rescue.

"Upon arrival, firefighters found flames 50 feet high and quickly extinguished the fire," according to fire officials. "The fire caused about $50,000 in damage."

Investigators are asking that anyone who has information about the fire call Erie Police Detective Dan Niemoth at 303-926-2835 or an anonymous hotline at 1-877-89ARSON (1-877-892-7766).

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