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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Partial Collapse of Commercial Building in Upper Marlboro

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

A portion of a wall, floor and parking lot of a 2-story commercial building collapsed resulting in closure of businesses.  Sometime after 8:00 pm, Tuesday and daylight today, a portion of wall and floor of 14601 Main Street in Upper Marlboro collapsed.  The building, originally constructed in 1948 has an older bowling alley in the basement.  Fortunately no one was injured due to business being closed when the collapse occurred.

The Fire/EMS Department and the Departments Collapse Team responded at about 9:30 am.  A collapse perimeter was established, a portion of Main Street was closed and businesses attached or near the collapse zone were evacuated with utilities terminated. 

Building Inspectors from the County Department of Permits, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE) arrived and declared that 14601 and 14603 Main Street were uninhabitable.  The Ledo’s Restaurant at 14605 Main Street was allowed to re-open.  Officials from DPIE were working on determining the extent of damage and cause of the collapse.

Notices posted by Building Inspectors (Brady)

The partial wall collapse (Brady)

The front side of buildings effected (Brady)

Wall & floor damage in building as well as asphalt damage against building  (Paul Gomez)

(Paul Gomez)

Inside looking out (Paul Gomez)

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