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Officials examine partial roof collapse along East 33rd Street near 71 Highway

Firefighters say it isn't an emergency situation
Posted at 5:43 PM, Nov 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-21 12:03:24-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Part of 33rd Street near 71 Highway was closed Monday afternoon as firefighters and KCMO Dangerous Buildings officials examined a partial roof collapse. 

The three-story building was empty and has been officially named a dangerous building.

Kansas City Fire Department spokesman James Garrett said they believe the collapse is about two weeks old. 

City engineers told 41 Action News on Tuesday the collapse was caused by termites. 

While the department said it’s not an emergency situation, they want to keep the area cleared for now.

41 Action News found complaints filed by a neighborhood preservation group in October which reported loose, falling bricks and graffiti. 

The owner, Keith Goode, told 41 Action News he plans to repair the building.

The city will decide what to do with the building.