Park City house roof collapses, leaving scene of destruction | ParkRecord.com

Park City house roof collapses, leaving scene of destruction

Part of the roof of a Thaynes Canyon house collapsed on Tuesday morning. The Park City Fire District says snow that piled onto the roof is the suspected cause of the failure.
Courtesy of Park City Fire District

Part of the roof of a Thaynes Canyon house collapsed on Tuesday morning, the Park City Fire District said, leaving a scene of destruction that is primarily visible from above.

Tricia Hurd Hazelrigg, the public affairs coordinator for the Fire District, said snow that piled onto the roof is the suspected cause of the collapse. The investigation is continuing.

Hurd Hazelrigg said the section of roof over the kitchen and the living room collapsed. The collapse occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m. Hurd Hazelrigg said the two homeowners and possibly two other people were inside at the time. They were in another section of the house and were not injured, she said.

Images taken with a drone-mounted camera and provided by the Fire District show the section of roof at an essentially 90 degree angle inside the house. The snow from the collapsed section of the roof is inside as well. The image also shows snow accumulated on another section of the roof that was not part of the collapse.

The homeowners reported two loud “boom” sounds approximately 30 minutes prior to the collapse followed by another loud sound just before the roof gave way, Hurd Hazelrigg said.

A woman walking by at the time called 911. 


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