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Two fires rage in Thomasville

November 21, 2005

Thomasville, Georgia--  Firefighters in Thomasville describe their weekend as "busy, around the clock."  There were two seperate fires.

In the first, investigators are trying to figure out who's responsible for an arson.

It happened Friday evening at Paradise Park. Investigators say the playground was fully engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived.  "It appeared that someone had piled some straw from the park itself and ignited the straw then caught the playground equipment on fire," says Thomasville Police Sergeant, Melvin Johnson.

Most of the playground will have to be replaced.

In the second fire, firefighters think an overloaded electrical circuit is to blame.  It happened early Saturday morning at a house on Third Avenue.

Firefighters say apparently the circuit sparked and ignited flooring and wood paneling. The house will probably have to be condemned.

Fortunately, no one was home when the fire started.

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