January 30, 2013

Wall collapses on Market Street

Crew brought in to stabilize building; other buildings safe, says building commissioner.

by Caitlin Huston

LOGANSPORT — An exterior wall and interior partition was reported collapsed Wednesday morning at 313 E. Market St.

A citizen contacted the Logansport Streets Department at 11:03 a.m. today and reported the collapsed wall. City building commissioner Bill Drinkwine said the building was unoccupied.

Officials do not yet know what caused the collapse, Drinkwine said. There is danger of other parts of the building collapsing, including part of the roof.

A demolition crew arrived on scnee shortly after noon to work to stabilize the building.

The gas and electric was disconnected from the building at about noon.

Surrounding buildings should not be affected, said Drinkwine. He said he believed the building was owned by LEDF.

The Logansport Fire Department, police department, streets department and Logansport Municipal Utilities responded to the scene.