DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Fire tore through a day care in DeKalb County, destroying it, overnight.
It happened around 2 a.m. at Star Child Learning and Development Center on Covington Highway.
Channel 2’s Rikki Klaus saw firefighters working to put the fire out early Monday morning.
Star Child is supposed to open in 45 mins, but an overnight fire chewed through the daycare. DeKalb Co. firefighters on scene. Live-5:30 pic.twitter.com/vIMPQjO3rf— Rikki Klaus (@RikkiKlausWSB) April 23, 2018
Firefighters say flames covered more than half of the building at one time.
The day care's roof collapsed.
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“We found no occupants in the structure. No firefighters were injured. They set up a ladder pipe and made a quick knockdown. Now, they’re inside doing some mop-up, cleaning up the structure,” DeKalb County Fire and Rescue Batt. Chief James Staples said Monday morning.
The day care owner said over the past two decades, he poured his soul and money into this business. He started it when his now adult children were young.