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Police say college student set fire to Shrewsbury playground

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SHREWSBURY (KMOV.com) -

Flames fully engulfed a city playground in Shrewsbury Monday night and police say a college student is responsible.

Some of the plastic playground equipment in Brinktop Park caught fire around midnight Monday after police say William Holmes, 23, started it.

Twelve fire fighters from Shrewsbury, Maplewood and Webster Groves worked to control the fire and were able to put out the flames within 15 minutes. Unfortunately, the playground was destroyed.

Holmes faces felony arson charges. Investigators say he used a lighter and plastic bags to torch the playground.

No one, including firefighters, were injured.

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