Pirate Park at Liberty School burns; Park Department starts removing structure

Ponca City Now - March 10, 2020 9:42 am

This photo by Bonnie Luis shows Pirate Park at Liberty School during Monday's fire.

UPDATED

The Pirate Park at Liberty School was reduced to rubble Monday after a fire which was reported just before 6 p.m. The Park and Recreation Department has closed the park and the Ponca City Fire Department continues its investigation into the cause of the blaze.

Tuesday morning, Ponca City Police Captain Randy W. Tyner said the fire was contained to a large play structure.  Damages are estimated to be in excess of $20,000.   A fire investigator with the Ponca City Police Department Detective Division was assigned to investigate.

Also Tuesday morning, the Ponca City Park and Recreation Department removed large sections of the damaged play structures.

Another photo by Bonnie Luis of the fire.

 

This photo was taken recently by the City of Ponca City and shows Pirate Park before fire destroyed the play structures.

 

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