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SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in Connecticut say part of a 19th century building collapsed into the Housatonic River.

The Connecticut Post reports Shelton police responded to a partial building collapse around 12:20 p.m. Tuesday. Police say the storage garage of the factory broke off and fell into the Housatonic River.

Shelton Police Lt. Robert Kozlowsky says no one was inside the building at the time of the collapse.

Authorities say gas and motor oil containers fell into the river along with debris. Crews tied off the area to keep the objects from floating away. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will assess the situation.

The fire marshal and the Shelton building inspector are evaluating the building.


Information from: Connecticut Post,