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Apartment building roof collapseA roof collapsed late Sunday night on an apartment building on North 18th Street. (Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department photo)
Apartment building roof collapse
An apartment building roof collapsed late Sunday night at 1213 N. 18th St.
According to a Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department spokesman, there were no injuries or deaths involved in the building collapse. The building was vacant at the time, according to the spokesman.
Four three-story apartment buildings were located in an area on North 18th, and three of them were being renovated, while one was occupied, according to the spokesman.
One vacant building's roof partially collapsed, causing the exterior walls to bow, the spokesman said. The cause of the collapse was under investigation, the spokesman said.
The building with the collapsed roof was located beside an occupied building, and 15 people in the occupied building were evacuated as a precaution, according to the Fire Department.
The Red Cross was contacted to help the residents find another place to stay.
The Unified Government Street Department placed barricades around the building, the spokesman said.
The original call came in at 11:30 p.m. June 30 and emergency crews responded within 2 minutes.
There is currently no estimate of property loss to the building, the Fire Department stated.