Crews at scene of roof collapse at Miller Hill Mall in Duluth
Authorities are at the scene of a roof collapse at a mall in Duluth.
The Duluth Fire Department says crews were called to Miller Hill Mall at around 9 a.m. Tuesday after a roof collapse was reported at the Applebee’s restaurant in the mall.
Hubbard Broadcasting sister station WDIO-TV reports that no injuries have been reported at this time but the mall has been evacuated and the public is asked to stay away from the scene.
Scott Skar, an employee at Barnes and Noble in the mall, described the loud noise he heard Tuesday morning.
“They’ve been clearing snow off, but this seemed louder than normal. Then I heard a coworker yell my name and said the roof over the hallway in the mall had collapsed,” Skar told WDIO.
The fire department confirmed that a crew was clearing snow off the roof Tuesday morning but got off the roof upon hearing popping noises.
WDIO also reports that Essentia Health’s facility in the mall was also evacuated and appointments have been canceled for the rest of the day.
More information is expected to be released at a later time.
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