Arsonist sets preschool playground on fire in Homestead

The students at a preschool in Homestead were in tears on Monday when they learned their playground had been destroyed.

Surveillance video shows an arsonist with long hair, who was wearing a ski mask, set the playground, at 1405 NE 8th St., on fire early Monday morning.

This is a photograph of the playground in Homestead before an arsonist destroyed it on Monday, detectives said.

The school owner had bought it for the school reopening in February and he is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arsonist’s arrest.

The Homestead Police Department and the Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Investigative and Forensic Services detectives are investigating the case.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the case to call FDOS at 1-877-662-7766 or Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Emily Hales contributed to this report.

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