MOUNT JOY BOROUGH, LANCASTER COUNTY--—A state police fire marshal determined that a fire which destroyed a playground in Lancaster County on Friday night was intentionally set. Firefighters were dispatched around 9:45 p.m. to the Mount Joy Borough park along the 300 block of Manheim Street after getting reports of some type of an explosion, investigators said.
When crews got to the scene a wooden fun fort in the Kids Joy Land section of the park was fully engulfed in flames.
Zeno is listed critical condition at Lehigh Valley Burn Center, the other is in stable condition at Chester-Crozer Burn Center.
A state police fire marshal has ruled the fire arson.
It is unclear as to what type of accelerant was used to start the fire.
Two people are injured after fire damages a playground in Lancaster County on Friday night. Flames broke out around 9:45 p.m. at the Kids Joy Land playground in Mount Joy Borough Park. Numerous people called 911 after hearing what sounded like a loud explosion, according to dispatchers.
Crews arrived at the scene and found the wooden fun fort engulfed in flames.
Two people were taken to the hospital with burns, according to fire officials.
No word yet on a cause. Police and a state police fire marshal are investigating.
Police have not released the conditions of the victims.
The playground was built by hundreds of community volunteers in 1993, according to the parks website.