A five-alarm fire on Thursday night in downtown Raleigh destroyed an apartment building under construction across from the Quorum Center, where Carolinas Credit Union League and Local Government Federal Credit Union offices suffered collateral damage. Media photos show melted windows along the face of the Quorum Center, including League offices where early assessment found water on the floor, likely from firefighting and the building’s sprinkler system.
The Quorum Center (top center) overlooks the charred remains of an apartment building destroyed by a late-night blaze that erupted Thursday, March 16. (Photo credit: WRAL.com)
League and LGFCU service to their respective memberships are uninterrupted. All League and LGFCU staff who work at the Quorum Center are safe, and League data and information infrastructure are intact in Columbia, SC. The organizations are taking inventory, and the League is identifying temporary locations for displaced staff.
“First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with all who have been affected and displaced by this disastrous event,” League President and CEO John Radebaugh commented. “As we recover, member credit unions can rest assured that our dual offices and cooperative team will minimize disruption and maintain outstanding service—further proof that we are stronger together.”