Playground destroyed by fire in Pinellas Park

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (WFLA) – A popular playground for kids in Pinellas Park is at a total loss after it went up in flames Tuesday night.

Largo and Pinellas Park fire departments were dispatched around 10:30 pm after a fire broke out at Pinebrook Park, an appealing park for families with picnic and grilling areas.

Investigators are working to determine the exact cause of the fire, but initially told News Channel 8 that it may have been started by a grill.

Neighbors, however are questioning whether or not July 4th festivities are to blame.

“It’s kind of devastating. We’ve had fireworks out here for years, but we’ve never had something like this happen,” says Susan Siber.

Siber has lived near the park for years. She says she takes her grandkids there and typically will enjoy a walk with her dog around the park each day.

The park, which is across the street from the Pinebrook Estates subdivision, has been closed until further notice.

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