- Associated Press - Sunday, June 29, 2014

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - A section of a vacant historic warehouse building in Butte has collapsed.

No one was hurt when about a third of south side wall collapsed about 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

The warehouse was built in 1920 and once housed a refrigeration company. It has been vacant since the 1980s.

City officials are investigating the cause of the collapse but speculate it could have been a plugged roof drain that caused water to build up on the roof.

Building owner Neil Lynch says the building will be demolished and replaced by a new building or a parking lot.



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