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Fire destroys school play structure

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.

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