Denton apartment floor collapses, 50 residents displaced

Trevor Jackson
November 14, 2017

Fort Worth Star-Telegram said the call was upgraded to a potential mass casualty incident once they arrived at the scene and additional support from other fire rescue units and Denton police was called for.

Six people were hurt when the floor of a third-floor apartment collapsed during a homecoming party at a complex in Texas, authorities said. According to the Denton Fire Department, the flooring of a third-floor unit at The Ridge on Colorado Boulevard caved in during a party with at least 30 guests.

The building was evacuated and only minor injuries were reported.

The student who lived in the second-story apartment was not at home at the time of the collapse.

The floor's collapse caused the apartment's sprinkler system to go off, WFAA ABC8 reported.

Officials told NBC 5 that pipes were broken and leaked into the second floor. "That's life threatening. If we were in our living room, we wouldn't have made it out because by what we've seen, it's just completely gone".

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At least 48 residents of the complex have been displaced due to the incident. "And it's one of those things that you fear would happen, but you don't think it's actually going to happen", said Carroll.

Police told FOX 4 they believe there was 100 people at the party.

Police said videos posted to social media show party-goers jumping up and down when the floor gave way and collapsed into the second-floor apartment.

Glenn said no one suffered any serious injuries in the accident.

Students affected by this say both the apartment management and the university have helped secure places for them to stay, mostly in hotels or dorms and food.

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