NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE (CBSMiami) — A building in Northwest Miami-Dade has been evacuated after a partial roof collapse.
According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, units responded to a Level 1 MCI, involving a partial roof collapse at Lake View Garden Condominium off NW 68 Ave and NW 175th Street.READ MORE: Fort Lauderdale Shaken Baby Case From 1984 Leads To Murder Charge.
“It was determined the damage sustained was only sustained on the exterior facade of the structure and there were no injuries reported,” said Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Erica Benitez.
In a video from Chopper 4, pieces of the roof overhang can be seen on the ground below and one resident we spoke to says he’s not surprised it happened.
“The building is old and there’s a lot of termites in the building, eating the building, it’s in very bad shape,” said Ignacio Cierra.READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
“I was joking with my aunt saying that this building was going to fall down and then, now, the roof is falling, so now it’s a very concerning situation,” added Cierra.
Miami Dade County Fire Rescue said they have investigators examining the building. Residents have been evacuated and people are being told to stay away from the area until they get an all-clear.
Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava was briefed on the scene of the partial roof collapse and gave more information on the status of the building.
“We are all on pins and needles about this building and we know older structures have issues. This building is 47 years old. It did pass its recertification,” she said.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In South Florida
The mayor also said a serious engineering study will be needed before they can determine what will make it safe for residents to return.