A fire early today in the playground at Regal Elementary School at 2702 E. Rich Ave., destroyed a playground structure.
Spokane firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze following a 1:48 a.m. call, but not before the plastic materials in the play structure had started to melt.
A plastic climbing wall, slides and connecting equipment were destroyed. The play structure was valued at $41,000, school officials said in a news release.
Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call 354-7233.