One side of the abandoned Mason Building in Moore Hill collapsed early Thursday morning.
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Update posted at 10:15 a.m.:
The collapsing Mason Lodge building in downtown Moores Hill has the town taking measures to avoid further disaster.
Two homes next to the crumbling three-story building have been evacuated, said Moores Hill Assistant Fire Chief Lee Bruce. The Southeast Indiana American Red Cross was believed to be assisting those residents.
Duke Energy crews are on scene moving utility lines away from the building. That will cause a power outage which will last most of the day. Homes affected by the outage will be those on South Broadway Street and its side streets from Main Street to the train tracks south of town, Bruce said.
Preparations are being made to demolish what remains of the building. That process could be completed in the next few days, said Bruce.
Main Street remains closed between South Broadway and Manchester streets.
Original story posted at 6:18 a.m.:
(Moores Hill, Ind.) - An abandoned building collapsed in Moores Hill overnight.
Part of the old Mason Lodge building on Main Street crumbled. Nobody was hurt and no neighboring buildings were damaged, according to the Moores Hill Fire Department.
The three-story building has long been vacant and is scheduled for demolition later this year. In December, the Town of Moores Hill received a $95,000 grant to pay for the demolition.
Most of the structure is still standing, but is not considered stable. The fire department said Main Street will be closed indefinitely between Manchester and Broadway streets.