Abandoned industrial building collapses in South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- An abandoned industrial building on E. Tutt Street partially collapsed Friday afternoon just after 5 p.m.

The building, at 206 E. Tutt Street, was formerly owned by Sibley Machine.

Firefighters say the collapse could be due to the wind.

The building was vacant at the time of the collapse and no injuries have been reported.

Authorities said there is the potential for more damage and further collapse due to the building being in poor shape. 

"Since we determined that nobody was inside the structure, we decided to pull our technical rescue team off the scene and not continue shoring it up, at this point it's pretty dangerous to go in there and start shoring up. I think there's still going to be some collapsed bricks. I don't think that roof has settled yet,” South Bend Fire Department Battalion Chief Chris Baker said.

Tutt Street will be closed through the weekend.

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