Fire crews from the Kitty Hawk and Southern Shores fire departments were called to the Hilton Garden Inn early Sunday for a possible structure fire.
Upon arrival crews found a smoke condition on the third floor, the Southern Shores Fire Department said in a Facebook post.
After a brief investigation units located a faulty ventilation fan. The structure was quickly ventilated and all units cleared, the department said.
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