Firefighters from the Hickory Fire Department responded to a blaze at a recycling facility Monday night (September 12).
Monday night after leaving another incident, Hickory Firefighters were on the way back to their station at 8:32 p.m. when they noticed a fire. They immediately responded to the area of 261 10th Street Place NW to discover a fire in a cardboard recycling facility. They requested additional firefighters to assist them and began working to extinguish the fire. Firefighters responded with three engines, one ladder, one rescue truck, and two command units.
Firefighters arrived on the scene to find burning bales of cardboard, which were inside the building. They established a water supply and began to extinguish the fire on the inside of the building. The fire was considered controlled at 9:02 p.m.
Catawba County EMS was on the scene to provide medical rehab for the firefighters and Hickory Police Department assisted blocking the roadway. No injuries were reported and damage estimates are being compiled. The cause of the fire is under investigation.