Playground equipment goes up in flames in Amherst

Posted at 9:18 AM, Jun 19, 2016

A fire Saturday afternoon at a park in Amherst destroyed playground equipment, causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage.

Police and firefighters were called to Paradise Park on Paradise Road around 3:30pm. By the time they got there, the playground equipment was fully engulfed in flames and a total loss.

The damage is estimated around $50,000.

Police are still investigating the fire and are asking anyone with information to call 716-689-1311.