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CLINTON — No children or staff members were at a Clinton preschool and child care Monday when a fire occurred. 

According to the Clinton Fire Department, firefighters responded to Wee School for Little People, 949 12th Ave. North, at 5:30 p.m. Monday for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, the single story wood frame structure showed smoke coming from the west side. 

Personnel entered the structure, located the fire and extinguished it. Crews worked on the structure's exterior, extinguishing hot spots. 

Crews determined the cause of the fire was electrical in nature. Fire crews remained on scene for two hours ensuring all hazards were mitigated and the investigation was complete. 

The Clinton Fire Department responded with two ladder trucks, an engine, two ambulances, a command vehicle and 11 personnel. The Fulton, Illinois, Fire Department responded with one engine and six personnel.