(Hinton) — A building collapsed Saturday morning at Hinton. The brick and concrete building located at 119 South Floyd Avenue, along Highway 75 collapsed at about 8:20 in the morning. No one was inside the structure at the time of the structure falling. Owner Sara Smith says the building, which was used
for storage of equipment, was more than 120 years old. The building sits just south of the Subway restaurant and a block south of the traffic light.
Officials have blocked off one lane of the southbound traffic of Highway 75 due to the building collapse. The building’s south and west walls had collapsed causing brick and concrete to scatter within the immediate area.
Some of those bricks had fallen on to Smith’s vehicles that were parked next to the fallen structure. Sara Smith talks about the building collapse.
The Hinton Fire Department, Iowa D-O-T, MidAmerican Energy, Hinton Police and Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office are all at the scene of the building collapse. Officials with the Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department were also called to the scene with their drone in order to get a birds-eye view of the fallen structure to check for additional possible concerns with the integrity
of the building.
Drone aerial photo courtesy of the Le Mars Fire and Rescue Dept.