Two roofs collapse in Juneau, no injuries reported

    Photo of the Willoughby building. (Photo Credit: Robert Knudson.)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - No one was inside the two buildings that had collapsed in Juneau Tuesday, according to Capital City Fire and Rescue.

    Capital City Fire and Rescue had received calls regarding two commercial buildings that collapsed Tuesday morning.

    The first call was at 10:38 am on Short Street, it was about a two-story large metal frame commercial building behind Western Auto, and half of it collapsed. Nobody was in the building, according to Assistant Fire Chief Ed Quinto.

    "The building owner was on site, he stated that nobody was in the building at that time and we confirm there was no one there. So we did call AEL&P to shut down the power to make sure there was no power to the building."

    At 11:14 am, calls came in for a second building on 500 West Willoughby Avenue. The building collapsed internally, Qunito said the four walls were still standing up but the internal part of the building inside collapsed.

    "Also, nobody was also in that building. We did call AEL&P and the water department to shut off water and electricity to the building," he said. "So, unfortunately, things are starting to get heavy in the roofs on some of these old buildings, or some of these buildings got large span roof that is causing heavy weight and collapsing,"

    Top - Photo infront of the Willoughby Building. (Photo Credit: Pete Carran.) Bottom - Photo of the collapsed structure on Short Street, (Photo Credit: CBJ.)

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