Fire at West Side daycare ruled arson

CREATED Jan 22, 2014 - UPDATED: Jan 23, 2014

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UPDATE: Milwaukee police said a fire at "The Little Rascals Childcare Academy" near 55th and Center St. is arson.

It broke out just before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday with no one inside.

Officials have arrested a 23 year-old woman they believe is responsible.

The damage to the daycare is estimated at $135,000.

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MILWAUKEE -- A fire on Milwaukee's West Side has gutted a daycare.

It started just before 1:30 a.m. at "The Little Rascals Childcare Academy" near 55th and Center St.

The daycare center was suspended by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families in 2009 for overbilling and other discrepencies. 

The cause of the fire has not been determined.