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City officials inspect collapse at Mason's

Friday, November 26, 2010 ~ Updated 1:05 PM

Greencastle Fire Department Assistant Chief Jeff Mace and Building Inspector Dave Varvel inspect the Mason Jewelers building from GPD's aerial truck.
GREENCASTLE -- Greencastle city officials have secured the location at Mason Jewelers, 18 W. Washington St., following the collapse of the second floor onto the first floor.

Owner Steve Mason entered his building around midday Friday to find the collapse. When the Greencastle Fire Department responded to the call, firefighters also found the building's east wall bulging about one foot.

"Our major goal now is to secure it so no one in the public gets injured," Fire Chief Bill Newgent said.

No one was in the building at the time of the collapse, and the business was not open.

Power to the building has been secured, and the building does not have natural gas.

The next step was to determine how much damage has been done and what further steps should be taken. Greencastle building inspector Dave Varvel was on the scene to investigate the matter. Mason's insurance company has also been contacted.

"Right now, they're just trying to see what the extent of the damage is and determine our next course of action," Newgent said.

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God works in mysterious ways. So glad that no one was hurt!

-- Posted by cll on Fri, Nov 26, 2010, at 2:41 PM

good luck Steve

-- Posted by A Mad Bovine on Fri, Nov 26, 2010, at 8:03 PM

Eventually, there will be some serious dumpster diving going on, just like the gold rush days out west. Ha!

-- Posted by DefiantToo on Tue, Nov 30, 2010, at 11:43 AM

I wondered what had happened.

I hope Mason's can move to a temporary location in time for the holiday season.

-- Posted by PlatyPius on Wed, Dec 1, 2010, at 8:03 PM

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