Engineering Study Needed Before Evacuated Residents Can Return After Partial Roof Collapse In NW Miami-Dade

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NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE (CBSMiami) – An engineering survey volition beryllium needed connected a Northwest Miami-Dade condo analyzable earlier evacuated residents tin instrumentality successful the aftermath of a partial extortion collapse.

It happened connected Thursday astatine the Lake View Garden Condominium disconnected NW 68th Avenue and 179 Street connected Thursday afternoon.

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“It was determined the harm sustained was lone sustained connected the exterior facade of the operation and determination were nary injuries reported,” said Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Erica Benitez.

There is caller drone video, provided by Rapid Recovery Team, which shows the extended harm to the three-story building.


Pieces of the extortion overhang could besides been seen connected the crushed beneath successful video taken by Chopper 4.

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Partial extortion illness successful NW Miami-Dade connected July 15, 2021. (CBS4)

One nonmigratory told CBS4 News he’s not amazed it happened.

“The gathering is aged and there’s a batch of termites successful the building, eating the building, it’s successful precise atrocious shape,” said Ignacio Cierra.

“I was joking with my aunt saying that this gathering was going to autumn down and then, now, the extortion is falling, truthful present it’s a precise concerning situation,” added Cierra.

Miami Dade County Fire Rescue said they person investigators examining the building. Residents person been evacuated and radical are being told to enactment distant from the country until they get an all-clear.

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava was briefed connected the country of the partial extortion illness and gave much accusation connected the presumption of the building.

“We are each connected pins and needles astir this gathering and we cognize older structures person issues. This gathering is 47 years old. It did walk its recertification,” she said.

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The Red Cross is assisting 19 families (37 individuals) with exigency aid, including fiscal assistance, pursuing the partial collapse. Team

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