Roof Collapses at River Falls Fire Headquarters

The collapse of the roof at the River Falls volunteer fire department in Marietta had been a concern of Fire Cheif David Embry.

Fire officials are moving quickly to have the remaining structure razed.

After the building was condemned because of the structural issues, the department vacated the site in June. The River Falls Fire Department has occupied the building since 1995, the chief said.

The department’s 23 firefighters moved some equipment to a Quonset hut it is borrowing from the Parker Fire District.

Most of the fire department’s fire apparatus is temporarily being stored at firefighter’s homes.

Embry said fire response times or other operations have not been compromised in the 32-square-mile area the department covers.

An estimated 2,500 to 4,000 residents live in the area.

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