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At least 1 person injured after roof of vacant building collapses in Herkimer

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HERKIMER, N.Y. -- The roof of a vacant multi-story building next to the Herkimer Post Office on Park Avenue collapsed late Friday afternoon, leaving at least one person injured.

Building collapse in Herkimer

Crews were called to Park Avenue around 4:41 p.m. 

Fire Chief Mike Moody said a woman was transported to St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Her condition is not known at this time. 

Moody said both sides of the upper floor of the building collapsed. No one was inside the building at the time. 

The debris also damaged buildings around it, causing 8 apartment buildings to evacuate. Tenants who reside in those apartments are receiving assistance from the American Red Cross. 

NewsChannel 2 contacted the number on the side of the building that listed it for sale but the call was disconnected. 

Herkimer Police and Mohawk Valley Ambulance Corps (MOVAC) provided mutual aid. 

This is a developing story. 

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