An East Texas day care caught fire Sunday and is closed until further notice.
According to Van Zandt County Fire Marshal Chuck Allen, multiple fire departments responded a structure fire at the Little Vandal Day Care Center on FM 314 South of Van Sunday afternoon. No children were at the day care and no one was harmed. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Allen says the fire appears to be accidental and started in a resource/store room in the center of the day care center. The day care center suffered extensive fire, smoke, and heat damage. The day care will be closed until further notice. Any parent needing information on the status of their day care center is urged to contact Julie Jackson at (903)590-0035. The Day Care Center stated that they believe that they have contacted all the parents of children that are currently enrolled in the Day Care Center. The Day Care Center has an enrollment that fluctuates between 50-60 children each day.
The Van Zandt County Fire Marshal and local fire departments will be on scene for a while longer making sure the fire is out. You can go to the Van Zandt County Fire Marshal/Emergency Management Facebook Page for photos of the scene.