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Update: York County building collapses caused by microburst, according to NWS

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According to the Eureka Volunteer Fire Company, the National Weather Service will investigate area damage after two buildings collapsed in a Friday night storm.

So far, the NWS investigation has revealed that the collapses were caused by a microburst.

According to officials, crews were called to the 17000 block of Barrens Road North in Hopewell Township just before 9:30 pm Friday night for a report of a building collapse.

When crews arrived, they found 'major damage' to the two buildings, downed power lines and an active gas leak.

A York County official reports that the commercial building was destroyed, and the apartment building is uninhabitable.

7 people were evacuated from the apartment, and the Red Cross was on scene to assist them.

No injuries were reported.

Officials also received reports of a barn partially collapsing at 16400 Round Hill Church Road in East Hopewell Township. No animals were injured in the collapse.

Eureka Fire Chief Walker felt that the damage was widespread and extensive enough to warrant a visit from the National Weather Service.




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