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Glen Ellyn apartment complex evacuated after partial roof collapse

Published: Monday, July 14, 2014 11:22 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014 5:42 p.m. CDT

GLEN ELLYN – A Glen Ellyn apartment building was evacuated Sunday after a portion of the roof collapsed, police stated in a news release.

The Glen Ellyn Police Department and the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company responded at about 5:30 p.m. to the ANA apartment complex, 25 N. Main St., after receiving the report.

The ceiling of a second-floor unit collapsed, the release stated, prompting the evacuation of all 16 units.

Work was being done on the building's roof, and a contractor had temporarily covered a portion of the roof with a tarp, according to the release.

Water from the recent storms soaked the drywall ceiling and eventually caused the roof to collapse. No one was injured in the incident.

By 7:30 p.m., residents of all except two units were allowed back into their apartments.

The residents of the unit where the ceiling fell were not allowed inside due to the damage, the release stated, and the residents directly below that were not allowed back inside for unrelated reasons.

Services were sought to assist the displaced families.

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