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Roof collapse poses safety risk in Brewer

Contributed | BDN
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Brewer police Officer Jeff Gotreau, left, and Firefighter Bill Reaviel (cq) set up a perimeter around an old warehouse where the roof was reportedly caving in Monday night, Sept. 20, 2010, between Union and Parker streets in Brewer near the railroad tracks. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY SCOTT HASKELL
By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

BREWER, Maine — Firefighters, police, the code enforcement officer and other city officials were called to Parker Street on Monday night after the roof of a warehouse partially caved in, jeopardizing at least one home on nearby Union Street.

The incident was reported by a concerned neighbor about 6:30 p.m., Brewer police Cpl. Nelson Feero said. Feero said that public safety personnel secured the area around the warehouse, located at 38 Parker St. near the railroad tracks, out of concern that the walls might collapse onto nearby buildings or people.

The warehouse is located in a densely developed area, he said. Though the owner’s name wasn’t immediately available, Feero said that the building would be secured overnight and that the owner was instructed to make arrangements to shore up the structure or tear it down.

Feero said the building was being used for storage.

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