Kirkwood building roof collapses, Negaunee warning of potential danger

Published: May. 17, 2019 at 4:03 PM EDT
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The roof of the Kirkwood building in the downtown area of Negaunee collapsed on Thursday evening, according to the City of Negaunee.

The city is reminding residents that the area surrounding the building located at 324 Iron Street, is not safe.

After the collapse, the Negaunee Public Works Department barricaded the area in front and back of the building. The barricading was provided by the city to warn residents and visitors of the hazardous location by keeping people away from the most dangerous area which is directly adjacent to the building.

The city is concerned about the potential danger that a collapse on a building the size of Kirkwood presents. At this time, it is unknown if or when further collapses may occur.

The city is asking residents to stay as far away from the building as possible at this time. The city is looking into all options to ensure that the building is rendered safe as quickly as possible.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.