Hickory Firefighters responded to a local fast food restaurant Wednesday (June 12). At 9:57 a.m. Wednesday, firefighters responded to Checkers at 1304 2nd Street NE. The first Hickory Fire Department engine arrived on the scene three minutes after the call and reported fire on the roof. They responded with three engines, one ladder truck, two command units, and additional support staff.
Firefighters were able to quickly contain and extinguish the fire. Catawba County EMS and the Hickory Police Department responded to assist with traffic control. No injuries were reported. Damages were reported to the grill, hood, and ventilation system. Fire investigators determined the cause of the fire to be cooking related.