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Playground equipment torched in arson at Pomona elementary school

Playground equipment torched in arson at Pomona elementary school
Investigators are trying to determine how elementary school playground equipment caught fire. (Los Angeles Times)

Police are looking for a person who they say set playground equipment on fire at a Pomona elementary school Wednesday morning.

Authorities responded to the fire toward the back of Montvue Elementary School around 6 a.m., according to the Pomona Police Department. No one was injured and no buildings were damaged.

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Plastic equipment pieces were burning in a 400-square-foot playground area, said L.A. County Fire Inspector Gustavo Medina.

Through its website, the school told parents that school would still be in session "despite playground emergency." School starts at 8 a.m., according to the website.

Authorities are asking for anyone with information or access to security camera footage of the area to call the Pomona Police Department at (909) 620-2085.

Reach Sonali Kohli at Sonali.Kohli@latimes.com or on Twitter @Sonali_Kohli.

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