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Photo shows damage to Carencro Amazon fulfillment center

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Posted at 9:55 AM, May 18, 2021

A portion of the new Amazon fulfillment center being built in Carencro has come down.

Photos shared with KATC show a portion of the roof appears to have collapsed.

Witnesses in the area say that the job site is closed down and it appears that workers are not on site.

On Monday around 7:45 pm, Carencro Police responded to a call that a wall or a portion of the building had collapsed, according to Carencro Police Chief David Anderson. Officers arrived on the scene and learned there were no injuries.

Carencro Fire Department says that it did respond to the structural collapse of a large portion of the office area of the Amazon facility.

According to CFD, the collapse actually happened a couple of hours before firefighters received the call.

The workers on site were merely looking for an opinion as to the structural stability of the building, which CFD could not provide.

CFD says that the cause of the structural failure was also not determined by them as that would be a question for the project superintendent.

CFD says that no one was trapped or injured.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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