On Saturday, July 13, at 3:39 a.m., the Alameda Fire Department responded to a fire at Woodstock Park, at Cypress and Third Streets near Alameda Point. Arriving crews found the play structure fully engulfed in flames (“Suspicious Fires Doused at Park,” July 18). The fire was extinguished, but not until it destroyed the play structure.
Two suspicious fires brought Alameda Fire Department (AFD) to Woodstock Park, 351 Cypress St., in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 13. The first call at 1:51 a.m. involved a trash-can fire that firefighters quickly extinguished.
Less than two hours later AFD answered a second call to the park. The report of a structure fire brought 10 firefighters back to the park. They arrived to see flames destroying a popular play structure. Firefighters were able to extinguish the second fire before it could spread to any nearby structures.