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Roof of vacant building collapses in Taylorsville

By Shara Park | Posted - Apr. 4, 2011 at 8:46 a.m.


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TAYLORSVILLE -- A grocery store in Taylorsville was briefly evacuated Monday morning due to a fire alarm that turned out to be from a vacant building with a collapsed roof next door.

Firefighters received a call at 5:40 a.m. of sprinklers going off in a vacant section of the complex at 2600 West and 4700 South. Callers reported the smell of natural gas in the area.

Fire crews arrived and evacuated employees at a Ream's grocery store. Firefighters then found the vacant business next door has a 15-foot hole in the roof. The roof apparently had collapsed sometime overnight.

Firefighters say a construction crew may have been working on the roof, but investigators are not sure why it collapsed. There are no signs of a fire.

No one was injured.

Crews turned off the sprinklers and the gas.

Employees have been allowed to go back into Ream's. Most businesses in the complex will open as scheduled, but one is affected by water in the store. Four other vacant spaces have water damage as well.

When the roof collapsed it ruptured a gas line. Some of the businesses in the complex will be affected until it can be restored.

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