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HOWELL, N.J. (CBS) — Police in New Jersey are investigating after an elementary school’s playground went up in flames on Sunday morning.

The Southard Fire Department says they were initially called to Newbury Elementary School in Howell around 11 a.m. for a small mulch fire.

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When they arrived, however, they found a large fire consuming the mulch and the playground equipment.

It took firefighters about an hour to clear the scene and place the blaze under control.

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Howell Township Police and the Howell Township Fire Bureau are investigating the incident.