Southmead playground fire
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Playground fire was 'deliberate'

A fire which badly damaged a children's playground in Bristol overnight was started deliberately, the fire service has said.

Crews were called to tackle the blaze at The Ranch, Southmead, at about 21:00 BST on Monday.

Learning Partnership West (LPW), which manages the playground, said "the community has been robbed of a vital facility".

Avon Fire and Rescue said the fire was under control by about 21:50 BST.

  • 09 Jun 2015