Miami-Area Building Evacuated After Roof Collapse

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
July 17, 2021 Updated: July 18, 2021

On Thursday, a three-story apartment building in northwestern Miami-Dade County, Florida was evacuated following a partial roof collapse, officials said.

No injuries were immediately reported. Miami-Dade firefighters responded and were checking the roof and clearing the building.

Helicopter footage from WSVN showed that a long section of roof overhang had fallen off one side of the complex to the ground below. The roof didn’t appear to have collapsed into any units. Fire rescue spokesperson Erika Benitez confirmed that the damage was limited to the building’s exterior.

This collapse comes amid the alarm raised by the collapse of a condo building in Surfside, Florida. That collapse has focused scrutiny on other older apartment buildings in South Florida, including two high-rises in Miami-Dade County that have been evacuated over structural concerns.

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