Building partially collapses in New Madrid

Pictures courtesy; New Mardrid Police Department
Pictures courtesy; New Mardrid Police Department(Pictures courtesy; New Mardrid Police Department)
Updated: Jan. 26, 2020 at 4:27 PM CST
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NEW MADRID, Mo. (KFVS) - Officials in New Madrid County, Missouri responded to a building collapse on Jan. 26.

According to New Madrid Police Chief Joey Higgerson, along Main Street a part of a building collapsed.

It happened just before 3 p.m. He said the building was unoccupied and nobody was hurt.

The building used to be an old department store and was more than 100 years old.

Higgerson said the roof was already settling before the collapse. He estimates about a quarter of the building collapsed in an alley.

Police have blocked off the streets surrounding the building for safety concerns.

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