HAZELWOOD (KDKA) – Some residents are concerned after a building partially collapsed in Hazelwood early Tuesday morning. Now. the building will be torn down in the near future.
According to officials at the scene, the rear of a building in the 100-block of Johnston Avenue gave way around 12:45 a.m.
The front of the building is also believed to be unstable, which has neighbors concerned about their safety as well as the kids’ in the area.
“It’s just a big concern because the kids are playing up and down the street all day. Their bikes were in the front yard. They could be on the porch when that fell and who knows what would have happened. I’ve got a son of my own I’m concerned about. When he gets older, what if that house falls on him when he’s playing on the side of my house?” Nick Cirigliano said.
The house has been vacant for about two years
The city building inspector will be taking emergency demolition bids on Thursday. The property owner has not returned calls by KDKA-TV.
It could cost as much as 10,000 to tear the building down. If the owner has insurance, they will pay for it. If not, the taxpayers will.