Housing complex partially collapses in South Tahoe, occupants displaced, no injuries reported

Evacuations by ladder take place after partial roof collapse.
Provided/South Lake Tire Fire Rescue

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A heavy snow load partially collapsed a housing complex Friday night in the Al Tahoe neighborhood of South Lake Tahoe

The heavy snow partially collapsed a roof of a seven-unit complex on San Francisco Avenue and displacing all residents.

The rain and snow load took its toll on the eaves section on the entrance/exit side, officials told the Tribune. 

“Since their exit was blocked, they had to be evacuated via ladder from the other side,” said South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue Fire Marshal Kim George. “While on scene, more of the eaves section on the same side collapsed.”

Partial collapse of 7 unit structure on San Francisco
Provided/South Lake Tire Fire Rescue

George added, “Thankfully no one was injured and all occupants either had a place to go or went to a hotel.” 

The building has been closed and red tagged which means no entrance is allowed. 

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