"It's just a mess:" Mom reacts to second Milwaukee playground lit on fire this month
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- For the second time this month, a Milwaukee playground was lit on fire.
The second fire happened on Saturday at a playground in Smith Park near 34th and Sheridan.
The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office said when deputies got to the scene around 9:29 p.m., firefighters had already put out the fire. The damage is extensive, with charred plastic and parts of the playground destroyed.
Last week, two teens were charged with setting a playground on fire earlier this month in Butterfly Park.
One mom who lives across the street from Smith Park said she stopped bringing her two-year-old to the playground because it has become a hang out for teenagers. She said she doesn't even want to see the damage the fire left behind.
"I don't want to go over there," Chelsea Grayson said. "It'll probably break my heart. It will probably make me mad if I go over there, because I took my baby here... she has memories over there and now it's just a mess."
A sign at the playground says the equipment was donated in 2012 by the Packers and United Way. The Sheriff's Department said no one was hurt in the fire.
The Sheriff's Office says there have been five arson incidents at Smith Park this year -- two port-a-potties and three pieces of play area equipment have been set on fire.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.