Fire at Baffins play park

Firefighters called to Baffins play park.
Firefighters called to Baffins play park.
Police outside Wilmcote House, Portsmouth

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DAMAGE was caused to play equipment in a Baffins park after a fire this morning.

Firefighters from Southsea were called to the play park near Baffins pond and put out the fire on the woodchips.

The incident happened at 5.40am this morning.

A spokesman from the station said: ‘We were called to the Baffins play park where some woodchips were on fire. It covered a 3m by 3m area and we quickly put it out.

‘Some of the equipment had been damaged by the fire.’