Birmingham roof collapses under weight of rainfall

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – The roof of a vacant office building came crashing down under the weight of heavy rainfall Friday morning.

The building is located at 2400 7th Avenue South. According to the owner, the space is under contract to be sold. He said heavy rainfall played a part in the collapse, but other factors have not been ruled out yet. The sidewalk in front of the building is surrounded in red caution tape for now.

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