MERIDEN, CT (WFSB) – A historic however unoccupied constructing in Meriden was torn down Wednesday evening following a partial collapse.
Meriden firefighters mentioned they acquired a report of a constructing collapse round 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Meriden police mentioned Broad Avenue was closed between Liberty Avenue and East Most important Avenue.
They mentioned the constructing collapsed by itself after being vacant for greater than a decade.
The constructing inspector arrived shortly after crews arrived on the scene and determined that the constructing wanted be demolished.
No accidents had been reported.
“The constructing was unoccupied for fairly some time. I’ve been instructed it’s been unoccupied a fireplace in 2009-2010,” mentioned Chief Ken Morgan of the Meriden Hearth Division.
Morgan mentioned there was no hazard to neighboring buildings.
“Fuel has been secured by the constructing that’s occupied on the opposite facet of it,” he mentioned.
Neighbors instructed Channel 3 that they had been stunned once they noticed the constructing begin to collapse.
“It’s been vacant for years. It caught on fireplace, so it’s been vacant, however I wasn’t anticipating this. It’s loopy,” mentioned John Colon of Meriden.
Morgan mentioned Meriden firefighters had been keeping track of the constructing for fairly a while.
“They do psychological plans, however I’m probably not positive in the event that they made a plan on what to do if it collapses,” he mentioned.
Investigators mentioned they’re nonetheless trying into precisely what led to the partial collapse within the first place.
A constructing on Broad Avenue in Meriden wanted to be torn down, based on the town’s mayor.
A part of Broad Avenue in Meriden is closed Wednesday evening after a constructing collapsed.
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