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Carver Co. Officials Investigating Elementary School Playground Fire In Watertown

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Carver County officials are "reasonably confident" an elementary school playground fire was set intentionally.

According to the Watertown Fire Department, firefighters responded to a fire at Watertown-Mayer Elementary School at 10 p.m. on Sunday. The fire was then extinguished.

Officials shared an image of the fire, showing the playground covered in flames and smoke.

Watertown Playground Fire
(credit: Watertown Fire Department)

Carver County Sheriff Jason Kamerud says his office is "reasonably confident" the incident was arson as opposed to accidental, but the investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Carver County Sheriff's Office at 952-361-1231.

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