x
Breaking News
More () »

Construction set to continue at New Albany firehouse after collapse

After a third-party engineering inspection confirmed the site was safe, the City of New Albany announced construction can resume Friday afternoon.
Credit: Ian Hardwitt/WHAS-TV
The photo shows where part of the New Albany firehouse building collapsed Sept. 19.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Construction can continue on the new Indiana firehouse after an accident happened Monday, Sept. 19.

According to a press release, the City of New Albany stopped construction until another party could inspect the site.

After a third-party engineering inspection confirmed the site was safe, the City of New Albany announced construction can resume Friday afternoon as long as weather permits it.

In a Facebook post, it shows part of the new firehouse being built along Charlestown Road had collapsed.

No injuries were reported, but it did cause damage to the frame.

“We are very thankful that no one was injured,” New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan initially said. “Overall, the damage is minimal. Once completed, the firehouse is going to be a wonderful addition to fire protection for the neighborhood and the City of New Albany.”

New Albany announced in June their intent to build a new firehouse and police headquarters in order to invest in public safety.

Construction on the new firehouse was set to being in June, and the police headquarters construction is set to begin sometime this year.

Make it easy to keep up-to-date with more stories like this. Download the WHAS11 News app now. For Apple or Android users.

Have a news tip? Email assign@whas11.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter feed.

OTHER NEWS FROM NEW ALBANY ON WHAS11.COM

Download the new WHAS11+ app on Roku or Fire TV for free!

Sign up for the WHAS11 newsletter: "WHAS Up Kentuckiana." Get the latest headlines and videos from around Kentuckiana delivered daily to your inbox.

Paid Advertisement

Before You Leave, Check This Out