Mizzou to tear down complex where firefighter died

Photo Courtesy of ABC 17

Photo Courtesy of ABC 17

After the death of a Columbia firefighter following the collapse of a walkway in the University apartment complex at the Mizzou campus, officials have decided to close down the building and demolish it. Earlier in the year the Columbia fire department responded to a call for help when a skywalk at the apartment complex collapsed and trapped residents on the 2nd floor in the building. Lieutenant Bruce Britt of the Columbia fire department was responding to the call when he became trapped in the rubble and eventually was pronounced dead at the scene. MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin announced yesterday that the complex will close on June 30th and will be demolished. Over 600 people had signed a petition concerning the building earlier in the week.  Residents who currently reside in the build will be allowed to break their lease between now and June 30th with no repercussions.

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