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Fire damages playground at Amherst elementary school

Fire on an  elementary school playground early Saturday morning  caused an estimated $20,000 in damage to the playground equipment, Amherst police reported.

Authorities were called to Heritage Heights Elementary School,  2545 Sweet Home Road, at 5:44 a.m. Saturday for the report of a fire on the playground, an area covering about 20 square feet, police and fire officials said.

Police are trying to determine how the fire started,

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