By Stan Bush
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– Construction workers were on the roof of an Englewood home on Tuesday afternoon when they heard it creak and begin to give out, jumping to the ground just moments before it collapsed.READ MORE: No Injuries After Home Under Renovation Partially Collapses
The home on the 2800 block of S. Bannock Street was having its roof replaced. Denver Fire believes the roof may have caved in because the workers put too much weight on top.
“My doorbell rang and a police man said I needed to evacuate,” says Dale Broder, who lives next door.
Broder was remodeling her own home. She says when she came outside she, like most of the neighborhood was stunned.READ MORE: Arvada Police Detain 1 Juvenile For Investigation Of Threats Against Ralston Valley High School
“The problem is this house (across the street) was being demo-ed at the same time. It was loud and hard to know what was going on.”
Luckily, no one was hurt in the incident. The homeowner was staying elsewhere during the construction and there were no pets inside.
Structural engineers from Englewood now are assessing the safety of the building to see if it is even safe to go back inside. The front porch of the home was also badly damaged and fire crews on the scene worry it may also collapse. It’s not clear if the home can be saved or if it needs to be bulldozed.MORE NEWS: Red Rocks Howl To Recognize Health Care Heroes Rescheduled To Next Week