Rockford Scanner™: Playground Equipment on fire in Rockford

We have been told this was a brand new playground equipment set that was recently built.  They believe it is arson, The cause of the fire is under investigation.  Video by RS Source

Tonight at approximately 5:30 p.m., crews from RockfordFire were dispatched to West View Elementary School, 1720 Halsted Road, for playground equipment on fire. We ask if anyone has information on this fire to call us at (779) 348-7172 or CrimeStoppers at (888) 769-7867.

Sources are reporting some playground equipment on fire.

It happened around 5:30 PM today near Halsted in Rockford.

Reports of the playground equipment on fire and the RFD are on scene.

No other information is available


Rockford Scanner™: Someone lit All The playground Equipment on Fire At A School in Loves Park

UPDATE:  The LPFD were dispatched to Maple School for a playground on fire.  They said all the equipment was reported to be on fire. (Originally dispatched)

RS fan Shelia said when she drove by there was no fire present, but could smell the smoke.
Another RS fan Tammy said no fire, but it was a medical issue.

Editor Note: The playground is metal, so unknown how the playground can actually catch on fire?



Around 8:50 pm tonight several emergency personnel were responding to a fire in Loves Park. 

It happened at the Maple Elementary School on Maple ave in Loves Park 

Someone lit all the playground equipment on fire, according to the LPFD dispatcher. 

Still developing