MATTHEWS, N.C. -- A malfunctioning exhaust fan is believed to be the culprit in a fire at a day care center in Matthews on Thursday.
The town of Matthews tells NBC Charlotte that about $10,000 in damage was done to the Childrens Lighthouse in the 10800 block of Monroe Road.
The fire occurred while children were in attendance, but officials say the children were quickly evacuated and no one was injured.
The children have all been sent home with their parents.
Matthews Fire says the blaze is a result of a malfunctioning exhaust fan.