Heavy Rainfall Collapses Roof Of North Spokane Business - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Heavy Rainfall Collapses Roof Of North Spokane Business

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE FIRE DEPARTMENT: On Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 12:59 AM three engine companies, one dedicated ladder, one heavy rescue, along with the Hazmat team and Technical Rescue team responded to a reported commercial flat roof collapse and natural gas leak. The affected business was Ulrick's Transmission at 3001 North Division.

The first engine company on scene reported the odor of natural gas along with a collapse of the roof section over the office portion of the business. Division Street was closed to all traffic for a short period of time until the gas could be shut off to the building.

Crews made a quick search of the building and confirmed no one was in the building at the time of the roof collapse. An Engine Company pulled a protection lead to protect the exposed multifamily dwellings.

The Hazmat Team monitored the surrounding dwellings for natural gas and other crews had residents shelter in place until the incident was mitigated.

The Technical Rescue team evaluated a bulging partially collapsed exterior wall and determined that it should to be torn down for public safety. At this time the Fire Marshal is on scene coordinating with a demolition company and utilities to finish mitigating the incident.

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