Vacant house topples in Salt Lake City neighborhood

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) Crews responded to a partial house collapse Wednesday evening.

The house is located at 738 E. Roosevelt Avenue in Salt Lake City’s East Liberty neighborhood.

Salt Lake City Fire officials said neighbors “heard the structure collapse,” and when they went outside they saw the house had started to fall down on itself.

Captain Matt Hovermale said the house was under renovation in the basement. He said it appears construction workers removed a central support which caused the house to collapse.

The workers had gone home for the day and no one was inside when the building began to topple.

Firefighters cut off power and gas to the house and eliminated any potential hazards.

Hovermale said city Building Services personnel were on their way to the house to access the structure and “probable condemn it from there.”

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