Fire official: Demolition to collapsed condo to start Sunday

Building Collapse Miami Surfside
Posted at 10:53 AM, Jul 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-03 10:53:46-04

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A top Miami-Dade fire official has told family members of people missing in the rubble of a collapsed condo building that rescue workers planned to demolish the remainder of the building on Sunday. Worries have intensified over the past week that the damaged structure could come tumbling down on its own, endangering the crews below and complicating the search for victims. Fire Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Raide Jadallah told family members during a Saturday morning briefing that the building would be brought down “as soon as possible. First thing tomorrow.”