Fire that damaged child care center ruled arson

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A fire that destroyed most of the Fun Shine Childcare and Learning Center in Leland has been ruled arson by the state fire investigator.

No one was injured in the blaze, which remains under investigation by the Leland Police Department

Leland Police Sgt. Karen Taylor tells the Delta Democrat Times that the owner of the building was called by an alarm company at 1 a.m. Thursday to say that the power was shut off at the building.

The owner came to the building and found it engulfed in flames. After the Leland Fire Department put out the fire, Fire Chief Bill Flood found an empty gas can near the building and called the state fire investigator's office.

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