City of Plainview investigating after Friday fire at M.B. Hood Park

City of Plainview investigating after Friday fire at M.B. Hood Park
City of Plainview investigating after Friday fire at M.B. Hood Park(City of Plainview)
Published: May. 31, 2022 at 4:54 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The City of Plainview Parks Department is working to estimate damage costs and officials are investigating after a fire at M.B. Hood Park on Friday involved children’s play equipment.

According to the City of Plainview, the City of Plainview Fire Department received a report of a fire at the park at 16th and Ennis on Friday, May 27.

Crews arrived at 4:25 p.m. and began extinguishing the playground equipment and recycled tire mulch, bringing the fire under control quickly, according to the City.

A slide, rock climbing wall, large area of mulch, the cover over the slide and top along with the rubberized coating on the walk surface were all damage as a result from the fire.

The report from the City states evidence found on the scene “indicated a non-accidental source” as the start of the fire.

The incident remains under investigation.

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