At approximately 3:15 Wednesday morning, Hickory firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire located in the area of 14th Street NE and Highland Avenue NE. The confirmed address is 838 14th Street NE.
On arrival, firefighters reported a large fire coming from the vacant factory building. Firefighters are still on the scene working to extinguish smoldering fires.
Firefighters responded with three engines, two ladders, one rescue truck, and two command units. Hickory Police and Catawba County EMS also responded to the incident, and to respond to additional emergency calls if needed, Long View and St. Stephens’ fire departments were called in for mutual aid.
At this time, no injuries have been reported and damages to the building are considered major.