At approximately 12:05 this morning (April 27), Hickory firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the area of 1655 11th Ave NE. Upon arrival at 12:08, firefighters reported a large fire coming from the vacant factory building.
Firefighters responded with four 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.