Early morning roof collapse closes daycare in Hickory

HICKORY, NC (February 21, 2019) — At approximately 6:47 am Thursday morning, Hickory firefighters were dispatched to a possible partial building collapse at Rainbow Childcare, 1031 Fairgrove Church Road SE.  Firefighters responded with two engines, one ladder, one rescue and one command unit.

Firefighters arrived to find a portion of the ceiling had collapsed along with water damage in the center of the building.  Upon further investigation it was found that multiple roof trusses had failed, causing a partial roof collapse.  At the time of the incident, no children were in the daycare and no injuries were reported.  Building Inspectors are investigating the cause of the collapse.    

At this time, the building is deemed unsafe for occupancy until repairs are made.  Management personnel for the childcare center were working on a contingency plan this morning for their operations.