Partial Collapse Damages 2 Wingate Fire Trucks

WINGATE, N.C. — At least two fire trucks were damaged when a portion of the building housing the Wingate Fire Department collapsed. Fire officials say firefighters were pulling the trucks out for maintenance Friday morning when a malfunction occurred with one of the truck’s doors. A support beam holding the roof up was knocked down causing the partial collapse.

No injuries were reported.

Union County’s building inspector has deemed a third of the building unsafe until repairs can be made. Officials said they expect the building to be safe later this evening. 

Fire Marshal Neil Speer says the Wingate Volunteer Fire Department is handling fire emergencies with assistance from Monroe Fire Department, Bever Lane Volunteer Fire Department in Marshville and Unionville Volunteer Fire Department.