Kids' Kingdom fire intentionally set, will reopen in several weeks

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Aaron Perri, the Executive Director of Venues Parks & Arts, held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to provide additional details on the fire at Kids' Kingdom on Tuesday.

Kids' Kingdom is part of Potawatomi Park on Greenlawn Avenue.

A passerby spotted the fire around 6:30 p.m. and called 9-1-1.

Firefighters responded within minutes and were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

Perri said the fire damaged approximately 10-percent of the structure.

The structure will be repaired and reopened once the repairs are complete in two to three weeks.

Perri said firefighters determined the fire was arson, but there are no suspects.

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