That stinks: Third port-a-potty goes up in flames in Cumberland

That stinks: Third port-a-potty goes up in flames in Cumberland

Cumberland Youth Soccer Association reported that a portable toilet was destroyed by fire last Friday night at Cumberland High School, and the blaze burned the goals and nets behind it. This is the third such incident involving CYSA port-a-potties this year.

CUMBERLAND – Leaders of the Cumberland Youth Soccer Association are bemoaning the loss of their third portable toilet this year, this one during the overnight hours last Friday night, May 11, at Cumberland High School. Two port-a-potties were previously destroyed by fire at the field at Cumberland Hill Elementary School.

Chris Butler, of CYSA, posted that he was “very disappointed” with the latest act of vandalism.

“CYSA has to pay for each one, and this time our goals and nets were burned as well,” he said. “What is wrong with people in this community that they would destroy something meant to benefit the children of this town?”

CYSA’s Bob Shaw, a Town Council member, said so far there are no leads on who might be lighting the facilities on fire. He said it’s costly to replace even one portable toilet, at between $600 and $700 apiece.

Shaw said he would be reaching out to the School Committee about the situation.