Juveniles charged after setting fire that destroyed Hartford playground

Hartford playground destroyed in fire
Published: Aug. 16, 2022 at 1:30 PM EDT
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Two juveniles are facing charges after a Hartford playground was destroyed in a fire Tuesday.

Firefighters were called to the Joseph Cronin Playground on Granby Street.

A Channel 3 crew on the scene saw the charred remains of a playscape right next to a splash pad.

Police said two juveniles rolled a large truck tire under the playground and set it on fire.

The 12-year-old and 15-year-old males were found and charged. They were released to a parent, said police.

The juveniles are charged with reckless burning, risk of injury, and reckless endangerment.

Nobody was injured in the fire, officials said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hartford police.

Playground arson under investigation in Hartford