(CNN) — One other particular person was rescued in a single day after a six-story condominium constructing partially collapsed in Davenport, Iowa, the town’s fireplace marshal stated Monday morning as search canine groups continued to seek for anybody nonetheless trapped inside.
“No person seems to be trapped contained in the constructing,” Chief Mike Carlston stated, including that there have been no casualties.
Nevertheless, “the constructing just isn’t structurally sound and poses a danger to response groups,” he stated, including that structural engineers are on web site as first responders put together to transition from rescue operations to restoration.
It’s not clear what number of could also be unaccounted for or what number of residents have been displaced.
Seven folks had been rescued earlier and greater than a dozen folks had been evacuated from the constructing, generally known as The Davenport, after a part of its rear part collapsed and was separated from the remainder of the construction on Sunday, Carlston stated final evening.
The reason for the collapse is but to be ascertained. Richard Oswald, the town’s director of neighborhood providers, stated the constructing’s homeowners had permits to restore the outside wall.
“It’s an lively scene and we’re going to proceed to work and assess and attempt to find folks and get them out,” Davenport Mayor Mike Madsen stated at a press convention Sunday evening. .
Upon arriving on the scene, emergency crews discovered massive pure fuel and water leaks on each flooring of the constructing, officers stated. Public providers have been secured and rescue groups are working to search out folks whose whereabouts are unknown.
“I stay within the constructing subsequent to it, and we heard an enormous bang,” Andrew Sommer, a former tenant of The Davenport, advised CNN affiliate KWQC. “After some time, we got here out and noticed that your entire constructing was gone.”
The person who was rescued in a single day was taken to a hospital, Carlston stated Monday.
Crews had been dispatched to the scene round 4:55 p.m. native time Sunday, Carlston stated. The realm stays closed whereas the search and investigation continues.