NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — No injuries have been reported following a partial roof collapse in the Bronx.
The collapse occurred just after 9 a.m. Wednesday at a 21/2-story building on University Avenue in the Kingsbridge section.READ MORE: 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Wins Big As Broadway Celebrates The 74th Annual Tony Awards
No one was home at the time of the incident and no passersby were hurt.
Fire officials believe snow and ice are at least partially to blame for the collapse, CBS 2’s Elise Finch reported.READ MORE: Police Seize 7 Vans Allegedly Used As Airbnb Rentals In Manhattan
“There might’ve been a defect in the roof, normally this does not happen with this type of roof,” said Fire Chief Thomas Reilly. “Something happened where it caused a catastrophic failure of the roof structure.”
The building has been vacated and the buildings department will determine whether the home can be repaired or if it has to be demolished and rebuilt, Finch reported.
The investigation is ongoing.MORE NEWS: Woman Accused Of Telling Black Couple At Brooklyn Dog Park, 'Stay In Your Hood'
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