Fairfax playground fire under investigation

FAIRFAX, Vt. (WCAX) An arson investigation is underway in Fairfax after fires at the elementary school playground Monday morning.

Police say the ground was covered in bark mulch and that a rubber mat on top of it was on fire. School staff put it out, but then they found a second small fire in the playground area. Fortunately, the fires were small and there was only damage to the rubber playground mat and the mulch.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the arson tip line.