Thursday, July 23, 2009

Alling Park Playground Equipment Fire Update - Media Release

For more information please call 253.573.2588

Incident Date: 7-18-09
Issuing Date: 7-22-09
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Type: Incendiary Fire
Incident Address: 6001 S. Sheridan Ave. Tacoma, WA

Narrative: At 11:20 p.m. July 18th, 2009 Tacoma Fire Department (TFD) responded to a reported playground structure fire at Alling Park. When the engine company arrived they found a fully involved fire in the playground equipment. The crews quickly pulled an attack line and extinguished the fire.

Based on fire scene evidence, TFD fire investigators have determined that the fire was intentionally set.

The results of this cause and origin investigation have been forwarded to Tacoma Police Department for follow-up. Because the case is now under criminal investigation, no further information can be released by TFD at this time.

If you have any information about this incident, please call Crime Stoppers at 253.591.5959.

Fire Type: Incendiary
Damages: Playground equipment
Dollar Loss: $80,000 (estimate)