ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A roof collapse at a Midtown warehouse Friday morning caused no injuries to any of the five people in the building, according to the Anchorage Fire Department.
AFD spokesperson Al Tamagni Jr. says 13 units responded to the Southcentral Foundation warehouse at 4973 Eagle St. just before 10:30 a.m.
One of the people inside the warehouse heard the roof shake and warned people to clear the rear of the building, where the collapse occurred moments later. The force of the collapse blew out window at the front of the building.
One person was in the vicinity of the collapse when it happened, but everyone got out safely and has been accounted for.
Natural gas, power and water to the building were shut off, and fire inspectors examined the scene before the building was handed over to the owners Friday afternoon. Tamagni says no cause for the collapse has formally been determined.
While Southcentral Alaska was under heavy snowfall Friday, earlier this month city officials said there was no immediate concern about snow-induced roof collapses in the Anchorage Bowl due to requirements in building codes.