Children attempt to light porta potty on fire

Four kids age 5 through 8 seen near fire
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Madison firefighters are trying to find out who tried to light a porta potty on fire on the city’s East Side Sunday evening.

Firefighters were dispatched to a home in the 200 block of Coach House Drive just after 7 p.m. Sunday.

When they arrived, firefighters found a porta potty where some children tried to light toilet paper on fire. Witnesses said a neighbor saw the smoke, took some water and put the fire out.

Witnesses told firefighters four children aged 5 through 8 were around the porta potty and another one right before the fire occurred.