Fire destroys daycare center in Ruston

RUSTON, La. - KTVE -  A community is devastated after an intense fire destroyed a Ruston daycare.

The fire engulfed Paul E. Slaton Head Start in the 1400 block of Oakdale Street Tuesday morning around 6 a.m.

Firefighters from Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Choudrant worked for relentlessly for several hours to put out of the fire. 

At the time, the cause of the fire is unclear. However, crews said it may have started on the north end of the building. 

More than 200 students attending the school. Mayor Ronny Walker said it's unknown when they will return to school, but they are working to figure out a plan. 

The State Fire Marshall is investigating the fire. 


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