The latest in a series of roof collapses in northern Connecticut included the destruction of an auto garage owned by a member of the Enfield Town Council.
Emergency personnel responded to a garage located at 155 South Rd. after the roof caved in Wednesday morning.
Enfield police officer Bill Vieweg had been in the building following up on a motor vehicle accident when he heard a loud cracking sound. He saw the roof giving way and alerted three Bosco's employees inside to get out, Police Chief Carl Sferrazza said.
Moments after the four people vacated the building, the roof collapsed, Sferrazza said.
The building, located at the end of an extremely long driveway, is owned by Bosco's Automotive, and was reportedly used to house the company's wreckers. Owner Joseph Bosco, who serves on the Enfield Town Council, did not allow reporters to go down the driveway.
Enfield Deputy Fire Chief Paul Januszewski said the town's five fire departments were extremely busy Wednesday. Hazardville firefighters were called to a barn which collapsed in that section of town, while Thompsonville firefighters investigated a heater problem in the basement of the AAA building at 109 Elm St.