One of the largest day care centers in Van Zandt County will be closed until further notice after a fire sparked sometime this morning, according to the county’s fire marshal.
Even though the center was closed, firefighters searched the building to make sure there were no children inside while they worked to find the fire in the large structure, Allen said.
Allen said the fire appears to be accidental and started in a central resource and store room. Van, Ben Wheeler and Edom volunteer fire departments responded to the scene.
The day care had an enrollment that fluctuated between 50 and 60 children each day, and workers said each parent was contacted. Any parent needing information on the status of the day care center is asked to contact Julie Jackson at 903-590-0035.