Police: Kids Set Playground on Fire

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Photo from Vermilion Police Department

VERMILION, Ohio– Police were called to a school playground in Vermilion that was on fire. The fire department also responded.

Photo from Vermilion Police Department

Photo from Vermilion Police Department

They said it happened Monday just after 3 p.m.

When officers arrived on the scene, they were told that three juveniles were seen running from the fire.

Police noticed a lighter, lighter fluid and a pack of cigarettes under a slide on the playground.

Officers interviewed juveniles who said they were playing with smoke bombs and then the playground caught on fire.

Two juveniles were taken into custody and charged with arson.