Building Collapses Into River in Shelton

The back of a building in Shelton fell into a river Tuesday afternoon, according to police. 

Police officers and firefighters were called to respond to 281 Canal St., along the Housatonic River, at 12:20 p.m. because there was a partial building collapse. 

Officials said a section of the back of the building collapsed and fell into the river. 

No one was in the building at the time of the collapse, police said. 

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

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was also notified.

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