Apr 10, 2013 12:43 PM
Officials in Powell County say three juveniles have been charged with intentionally setting fire to a playground in Stanton last month, the third arson fire at a Powell County city park in March.
The latest arson fire happened March 28 at Stanton's city park. The first fire was a port-a-potty set fire a few weeks before at Stanton Park, and then the next day another fire set to the playground in Clay City. Luckily, firefighters were able to get to it quickly and knock it out.
Police said the latest fire was extremely suspicious because of how quickly the fire caught. The mulch in this playground is actually made out of tire rubber and should not have gone up as fast.
Stanton's mayor says it cost $50,000 to build the park and it's going to cost thousands more to replace.
The three juveniles have been charged with arson, criminal mischief and burglary. Officials say they believe the juveniles are responsible for all of the park arsons.