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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.

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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.