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Children's playground set on fire

PUBLISHED: 20:43 04 January 2020 | UPDATED: 20:44 04 January 2020

This children's playground on Orchard Road near King's Lynn was set on fire by arsonists. Picture: Google Map

This children's playground on Orchard Road near King's Lynn was set on fire by arsonists. Picture: Google Map

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Firefighters have been called into action after arsonists targeted a children's play area.

Crews were called to reports of a fire at a playground on Orchard Road in Gayton near King's Lynn at 7.27pm today (Saturday January, 4).

Norfolk fire confirmed the blaze was deliberate.

The fire was started near play equipment.

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One crew from King's Lynn North tackled the blaze with hose reel jets, standing down at 7.46pm.

No other emergency services were on the scene.

No one was injured.

A spokesperson for Norfolk fire said: "One crew extinguished a small fire in Gayton. Somebody thought it would be funny to set a fire in a children's play area so we went along and extinguished it.

"Sadly, it happens all the time. We are not able to investigate it as there were no witnesses."

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