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2 juveniles arrested for starting McKinley school playground fire

ELYRIA — Two juveniles have been arrested for starting the July 23 fire that damaged playground equipment at McKinley Elementary School, according to Fire Marshal Carl Keith.

Keith said the fire, which started about 3:15 p.m. July 23, caused about $4,000 in damage to the playground equipment. He said the Elyria Fire Department extinguished the fire in a few minutes.

Both juveniles have admitted to starting the fire, he said, and have been certified to the juvenile court system.

In addition to the Fire Department, Elyria police and representatives from the Board of Education responded, Keith said.

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