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After fire, elementary school gets new playground

Webster Elementary school got a new playground this week after its old one was destroyed by a fire in July.

Susan Bedi, spokeswoman for Fresno Unified School District, said the district chipped in $17,000 to replace the play equipment. The new structure is made of fiberglass and steel.

Bedi said police suspect the fire on July 8 was the result of arson. She said no arrest has been made.

Here’s a photo of the fire-damaged structure:

Webster Elementary’s play equipment was damaged by a fire on July 8. Photo submitted by Fresno Unified School District.

And the new one:

A new fiberglass and steel playground was installed this week. Photo submitted by Fresno Unified School District.

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