Two teens arrested accused of starting Carlsbad playground fire
CARLSBAD (KUSI) – An arson fire damaged playground equipment Monday morning in Carlsbad, authorities said.
The non-injury blaze was reported shortly before 3:50 a.m. on playground equipment located between Saltgrass Avenue and Sweetwater Street, Carlsbad Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Chumbley said.
The Carlsbad Fire Department and the Carlsbad Police Department will be conducting a joint investigation into the fire.
The investigation lead to the arrest of two juvenile suspects, a 17-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, according to police.
Firefighters arrived and found the playground equipment fully engulfed, Chumbley said.
Crews knocked down the flames within 10 minutes and prevented the fire from spreading to other structures, Chumbley said.