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Fire Engulfs Playground at New Jersey Elementary School, Authorities Say

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    Fire Engulfs Playground at New Jersey Elementary School, Authorities Say
    Howell Township Police Department

    A fire engulfed a playground at an elementary school in New Jersey on Sunday, authorities said.

    Firefighters responded to the playground at Newbury Elementary School, in Howell Township, New Jersey, around 11:04 a.m. after receiving a report of a small mulch fire, Southard Fire Dept. No. 1 said.

    When they arrived, they discovered “a large fire consuming the mulch and playground equipment,” the department said.

    A photo posted by the Howell Township Police Department shows the playground consumed by flames and clouds of dark smoke.


    Firefighters used foam to extinguish the blaze, the fire department said.

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