Five fire departments were called to the Westgate Child Development Center in Spartanburg early Wednesday after a passerby called 911, fire investigators said.
No one was inside the building at the time of the fire, but the building is destroyed, Westview-Fairforest Fire Chief Scott Garret said.The center is located on Warren H. Abernathy Highway between Interstate 26 and Interstate 85.
Garrett said the owner of the daycare has been notified and will be contacting parents. The daycare's assistant, Magdalene Dupree, was out at the scene and said that she had only talked with the daycare's director, who was working to contact parents.
Dupree said the fire broke out in the infant room, and the center takes care of children from 6 weeks old to 12 years old.