Craig building's roof collapses Sunday

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Craig Police Department officers, Craig Fire/Rescue firefighters, EMTs with the Memorial Hospital in Craig, Atmos Energy and the city building inspector responded at about 9 a.m. Sunday to the building directly behind Go-fer Foods, 923 E. Victory Way, after the roof collapsed.

Craig Fire/Rescue Chief Bill Johnston said no one was injured when the roof collapsed but said it caused a natural gas leak.

Collapsing on top of the gas meter, responders were forced to dig it out with backhoes to secure the line.

Two standing walls remained causing Go-fer Foods to close in case one of the walls fell on top of it.

Johnston said contractors were on their way to the site to push in the remaining walls after the city building inspector had condemned the building.

The cause of the collapse still is under investigation. Johnston said Monument Oil Co., based in Grand Junction, owns the building but did not know what it was used for.

Darian Warden can be reached at 875-1793 or dwarden@craigdailypress.com

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