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No injuries after partial house collapse in Adams County

Updated: Friday, February 21 2014, 04:58 PM CST
Reported by Christina Butler:

UPDATE (6 p.m.):  A roof collapsed on an Adams County home Friday morning.   The section that crumpled was in the back of the home and had previous structural damage.

It happened in the 5000 block of Carlisle Road around 10:30 a.m. A neighbor called 911 when she heard the noise. 

Another neighbor told us what happened next.  "She got up and came to the door but couldn't get out. Then she could and the police told her that the house was condemned," says Andrew Cool.

The elderly woman was in the front part of the home with her dog when the back area collapsed.  Firefighters used a ladder and a plank to help get the woman out safely.

Huntington Township Codes Officer Gus Fridenvalds says the snow and rain played a role in the partial collapse, but that the roof had structural issues for several years.

An inspector will determine whether the home will need to be demolished or can be repaired. 

In the meantime, yellow signs warn that the property is condemned.

We're told the woman is staying with relatives.

The residents of an Adams County home escaped injury on Friday morning, after a partial home collapse.

Crews were called to the home in the 3500 block of Carlisle Road in Huntington Township around 10:45 a.m. A woman and her dog were rescued, but were not injured.

Officials say the snow and the rain may be to blame. No injuries after partial house collapse in Adams County

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