Breaking News Bar
updated: 3/3/2014 6:09 AM

Experts inspect Du Quoin building after bricks fall

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
Associated Press

DU QUOIN, Ill. -- Engineers are inspecting an office building in the southern Illinois town of Du Quoin after bricks fell from its facade and caused a gas leak.

The Southern Illinoisan newspaper in Carbondale reports that bricks fell into an alley on Saturday. Emergency officials are worried that more of the 135-year-old building's facade could collapse if more snow falls and ice forms.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Du Quoin Fire Chief Bob Shaw says more snow could add a lot of weight to a building that's already distressed.

Gas began to leak after falling bricks separated the gas regulator from the meter of the downtown building, but the leak has since been shut off.

Nobody was in the alley when the bricks fell.

Share this page
  • This article filed under:
  • News
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here