Early morning roof collapse closes Hickory daycare

FOX 46 Charlotte

A Hickory daycare has closed after their roof partially collapsed early Thursday morning, according to the Hickory Fire Department. No children were in the daycare and no injuries have been reported. 

The incident happened at 6:47 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at Rainbow Childcare located at 1031 Fairgrove Church Road SE. 

As firefighters arrived on scene, they saw a portion of the ceiling collapsed 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. 

Building Inspectors are investigating the cause of the collapse.  At this time, the daycare is deemed unsafe until repairs are made. Management personnel for the childcare center were working on a contingency plan Thursday for their operations.