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Fire damages safety surfacing in play area

A MAKESHIFT barbecue has damaged safety surfacing at Edinburgh Road play area in Bridgwater.

Newspaper was laid on the ground with a barbeque on top, then set alight.

A spokesperson for Sedgemoor District council said: “The fire was discovered at about 7am on Saturday by one of our staff who had gone to empty the bins and check on the area and was on hand to put it out.”

“We are hoping that this was an unthinking mistake rather than deliberate vandalism.

“We don’t yet have the repair costs, but if anyone has any information or footage, a crime reference number has been given by the police – 5221113850.”

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