An apartment building sustained significant damage in a Tuesday night (July 20) fire. Shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, Hickory firefighters were dispatched to the area of 1154 15th Street Drive NE.
Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a fire coming from the house/apartment building. With concerns someone may be inside the burning building, responders checked the structure for occupants and then worked to extinguish the fire.
Firefighters responded with two engines, one ladder, one rescue truck, and two command units. Hickory Police and Catawba County EMS also responded to the incident. No injuries have been reported and damages to the building are considered heavy. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.