Mall roof collapses in Fort Wayne

Crews respond to reports of a collapsed roof at the Glenbrook Mall in Fort Wayne, Ind. on the morning on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. (WANE Photo/Viewer Submitted)
Crews respond to reports of a collapsed roof at the Glenbrook Mall in Fort Wayne, Ind. on the morning on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. (WANE Photo/Viewer Submitted)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne emergency dispatchers say a portion of the roof at Glenbrook Mall collapsed on Tuesday morning.

According to dispatchers, mall security notified them of the incident around 2 a.m. Fort Wayne firefighters arrived to assess the situation.

Crews from a restoration company and board up company were at the section of the mall facing Coliseum Boulevard. Crews were entering through a service entrance next to Barnes and Noble with what appeared to be a wet vacuum. Others were entering the mall at an entrance next to TGI Friday’s and Sears.

No comment has been made on where the collapse occurred in the building and if any stores were damaged.

The Glenbrook Mall Carousel Facebook page said the mall is open and the issues, “are very minor.”

In Nov. 2013, the mall sustained a water main break that damaged approximately 40 to 50 stores. Customers and employees inside the mall reported at the time that several inches of water were visible in some stores and common areas. The mall remained open but nearly half the building was roped off while restoration crews worked for several days to clean up and fix the problem.

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