2 young teens charged for Juneau playground fire
Last updated at 7:10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25
Two 13-year-old boys were taken into custody and charged with second-degree arson, as well as criminal mischief, in connection to the blaze, the Juneau Police Department said. After they were interviewed, police said they were taken to the Johnson Youth Center.
A fire broke out Monday evening at a popular child’s playground in Juneau.
The Twin Lakes playground went up in flames in the 5 o’clock hour Monday evening, and the $250,000-worth of playground equipment is a total loss.
No injuries were reported, according to Capital City Fire and Rescue.
The Fire Marshal is investigating the blaze as a possible arson, and anyone who may have photos or videos or may have been a witness is asked to call the Fire Marshal’s Office.
Residents told KTVA they’re devastated to see the five- to six-year-old playground destroyed, as it was more than a playground to them– it was also a place for friends and family to gather and a place to host events.