A GoFundMe appeal to help rebuild the Twin Lakes playground raised $4,625 in less than a day. But read the fine print: the website takes nearly 8 percent in fees.
The fire marshal also noted no accelerants — such as gasoline — were used. He said the shredded rubber material on the playground became the fuel source.
Two 13-year-old boys were charged in a fire at Twin Lakes, which is being investigated as arson. The boys were located, interviewed and lodged at the Johnson Youth, according to a Juneau Police Department news release.
The smoke was thick but through the gaps, it didn’t look like much was left of the popular playground located in a park north of downtown Juneau.
“We have a playground that is functional, but can we go further and make it better? Of course we can.”