By Kaylee Lindenmuth | email@example.com
SHENANDOAH - An alleyway on the east end will be closed until further notice after a trio of abandoned homes collapsed into the roadway Thursday evening.
Shenandoah fire crews were called to the unit block of South Grant Street just before 7:30pm for reports of a structural collapse. Crews arrived to find an abandoned and fire-damaged triplex home at 23-27 South Grant completely collapsed.
According to Shenandoah fire marshal Rick Examitas, no one was injured in the collapse.
The buildings were previously damaged by fire "at least 10 years ago," Examitas said.
Firefighters were previously called to the properties on August 11 last year when the northern wall began to protrude towards a nearby shed.
Shenandoah borough's streets department closed off the roadway, and the borough will bring in equipment tomorrow to clear debris from the roadway and assess their options moving forward.
The homes are all owned by out-of-area individuals, according to the Schuylkill County Parcel Locator. 23 is owned by Edward Wilcosky, Klingerstown, 25 is owned by Shane Joseph, Brooklyn, New York, and 27 is owned by Harry Mohnshire, Harrisburg, Dauphin County.
Neighbors across the street caught the collapse on video, and provided the recording to The Sentinel.
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