Friday, February 22, 2013

Roof collapses in south KCK building; UPDATE: KCKFD releases more information

No one was hurt after a roof collapsed at a building on the 2900 Block of 42nd Avenue in Kansas City, Kan.

Kansas City, Kan., firefighters responded to the scene at around 2:30 p.m., according to KMBC Channel 9 News. Two separate collapses were reported.

Everyone who was in the apartment building has been accounted for. No one was injured.

The cause of the incident is unknown at this point. 

More information when available.


UPDATE 5:58 p.m. -  Kevin Shirley, the deputy chief of the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department, provided more information about the incident.

Over $40,000 worth of damage was reported by the fire department.

Here's more information from Shirley's statement:
Incident commander reported that a roof collapse had occurred and that all occupants had been evacuated. The collapse resulted in initial damage to three upstairs apartments. The Incident Commander had all utilities shut down and had city engineers respond to the scene. Fire Department Technical Rescue crews entered the structure to search all apartments to ensure that there were no occupants inside. After evaluation it was determined that occupants would be escorted inside by Fire Department personnel to retrieve necessary personal items. The structure was deemed unfit and placarded as such. There were no injuries to residents or Firefighters. Red Cross responded to the scene to assist occupants that had been displaced. The structure was turned over to the property owners. No further information available.