Arson suspected in Toronto school playground fire

Police are asking residents to review security footage for anything suspicious

October 06, 2017

Police say the fire that destroyed the playground at the Norman Ingram Public School was deliberately set. (CBC)

An overnight fire at an east Toronto school playground has sparked an arson investigation.

Emergency crews were called to Norman Ingram Public School shortly before 2 a.m. for reports of a fire.


Police say a play structure at the rear of the school was destroyed by the flames.

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Video footage caught at the Norman Ingram Public School early Friday morning showing the fire that destroyed the playground.  0:44

They are asking anyone who saw or heard suspicious activity around that time to come forward.

Police also ask that residents in the area review their security camera footage for any suspicious activity or vehicles at that time.

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