Daycare fire ruled "suspicious"

Damage to the siding of the daycare facility.

Cole County Fire officials are calling a fire at a daycare on Bagnell Drive Saturday afternoon "suspicious."

Steve Cearlock, of the Cole County Fire Protection District, said the fire was put out in about ten minutes. It caused about $5,000 in damage to exterior siding and also damaged toys outside the building.

The interior of the building was unharmed. No one was in the building at the time.

Authorities are investigating.