Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Downtown Building Collapse

The Sacramento Fire Department responded this afternoon to a reported auto accident at 16th and U Streets in Downtown Sacramento. When Firefighters arrived they found two vehicles that had crashed into each other and into a vacant building. The entire front of the one story brick building had collapsed.

Both drivers had minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital by Sacramento Firefighters. A woman sitting outside at a nearby café was slightly injured by the crash. She was not transported to the hospital.

After SMUD and PG&E responded and shut off the electricity and gas to the building, Remy, one of our Urban Search & Rescue Search Dogs, searched the wreckage for any possible victims. No victims have been found at this time.

The Sacramento Dangerous Buildings Department also responded to determine the integrity of the structure. The Sacramento Police Department is investigating the cause of the accident.

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