Partial building collapse displaces 3 families in Rising Sun

Partial building collapse displaces 3 families in Rising Sun
Bricks from a building fell down onto the sidewalk at Main and Poplar streets in Rising Sun early Tuesday, dispatchers say. Three families were evacuated from apartments in the building. (Source: FOX19 NOW)

RISING SUN, Ind. (FOX19) - Three families were displaced in a partial building collapse in Rising Sun, Ind. overnight, according to Ohio County dispatchers.

Bricks fell onto the sidewalk from a 10-foot section of a back wall to a building holding a Mexican restaurant and apartments at Main and Poplar streets, they said.

They estimate it occurred sometime between 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

A back wall partially collapsed on this building at Main and Poplar streets in Rising Sun early Tuesday, dispatchers say.
A back wall partially collapsed on this building at Main and Poplar streets in Rising Sun early Tuesday, dispatchers say. (Source: FOX19 NOW)

Someone reported it in a phone call to the county’s non-emergency line.

Fire crews, police and the city engineer were sent to the scene.

No injuries were reported, but three families who live in the apartments were evacuated as a precaution.

It’s not clear where those families are now staying or when they might be able to return, dispatchers said.

The cause of the collapse remains under investigation.

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