No one was injured when the roof caved in at 16th and Locust Monday afternoon
Investigators say a passerby spotted the roof collapse just after 3:00 Monday afternoon and was concerned someone may be trapped inside.
Battalion Fire Chief Rob Gottsch tells 1110 KFAB they brought in their trench rescue and confined space crew to search the Laird Hardware building.
Gottsch says no one was inside. Most of the damage happened in the rear of the building. Gottsch says the collapse may have been the result of some structural issues inside the vacant building, but the investigation is continuing.