LORAIN, Ohio -- Lorain firefighters extinguished a playground fire at a local elementary school Wednesday that was believed to be intentionally set.
According to Lorain City Schools, Lorain Fire Department responded to a fire at the Palm Elementary School playground around 5 p.m.
They said the fire was contained to the corner playset used by students in first through fifth grade and extinguished quickly.
The playground equipment, however, has been deemed a total loss and will be removed. The school district said they will replace it in the spring.
However, they say this will not impact Palm Elementary's day-to-day operations moving forward.
Surveillance footage of the incident has been reviewed and the individuals suspected of starting the fire have been identified. Lorain Police Department is continuing their investigation.