Search Underway at Partial Building Collapse in Hancock, MD

March 25, 2024
The collapse team from Montgomery County Fire Rescue is assisting with the incident in Washington County.

A partial building collapse in Hancock Monday morning resulted in an areawide response.

As vagrants have been known to stay in the building at 55 West Main St., Hancock firefighters requested a collapse team from Montgomery County Fire Rescue as well as specially trained dogs, according to the Herald-Mail.

The search operation was being done out of an abundence of caution, a Washington County fire official told the media.

It appears the two floors have collapsed into the basement. Fire Police are rerouting traffic away from Main Street as the effort continues.

More information will be posted when it becomes available.

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