One side of the abandoned Mason Building in Moore Hill collapsed early Thursday morning.
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(Moores Hill, Ind.) - The Town of Moores Hill has released an official statement on the partial collapse of an abandoned three-story building on Main Street.
The rear section of the old Mason Lodge at 14542 Main Street collapsed late Wednesday.
Here is the town’s statement, released Thursday afternoon:
Between 9 and 10 pm. on Wednesday, March 27th a condemned 3 story building collapsed unexpectedly at 14542 Main St. in Moores Hill IN.
The Town of Moores Hill recently claimed ownership of the building and had received notice of a Disaster Recovery Grant Award of $95,590 from the Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs for the demolition & removal process. The Town of Moores Hill understood the eminent danger and has diligently pursued funding to remove the condemned building .
The Moores Hill Fire Department, the Moores Hill Police Department and the Town of Moores Hill Officials have been onsite with Hrezo Engineering. The Red Cross was notified for assistance but was not needed. No one was hurt.
Notice for the demolition bid process is currently underway by Hrezo Engineering. Hrezo Engineering is urging all contractors to accelerate their bids to be submitted today by 2:30 pm during the Town of Moores Hill Emergency Meeting at 16610 N. Broadway St. in Moores Hill. The Town of Moores Hill and Hrezo Engineering are consulting with OCRA and the Department of Housing for the proper procedure for emergency response. Road access in front of and behind the building is closed indefinitely. Access to the Moores Hill Post Office, Main Street and North and South Broadway Street is available.