MIAMI – Police closed part of downtown Miami on Saturday afternoon after the roof of an unoccupied building collapsed, authorities said.
According to the Miami Police, officers sealed off the area between Northwest First Avenue and Miami Avenue and Northwest Fifth and Sixth Streets.
Authorities said Miami Fire and Rescue crews were working to clean up debris after the roof collapsed.
Police issued a tweet at 1:53 p.m. Saturday urging the public to avoid these streets until the area is deemed safe as crews try to clear the rubble.
Local News Crew 10 was on site after the collapse as construction workers and police inspected the area after they closed it off to the public.
The building is located next to the OKAN Tower sales office at 532 N. Miami Ave.
Police have not confirmed whether there were any casualties in the incident.
The cause of the roof collapse has not been determined.
TRAFFIC WARNING: we help @CityofMiamiFire with an unoccupied building that has structural damage, we have closed NW 1 to Miami Avenue from NW 5 to 6 Street until it is deemed safe. Please avoid this area. MV pic.twitter.com/ZWk5aQLdts
— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) July 15, 2023
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