Party Causes Apartment Floor To Collapse In Denton

Party Causes Apartment Floor To Collapse In Denton

The floor's collapse caused the apartment's sprinkler system to go off, WFAA ABC8 reported. The collapse was captured on cellphone video. Fort Worth Star-Telegram said the call was upgraded to a potential mass casualty incident once they arrived at the scene and additional support from other fire rescue units and Denton police was called for.

It could've been life or death for Carley Carroll, who lives in that second floor apartment below the party.

The party was held on the third floor of the complex, crashing into the floor below.

Abiola Busari, a junior at University of North Texas, hosted the homecoming party and lives in the unit that collapsed.

Students didn't raise the roof at this party.

Carroll says she and her roommates have complained about the loud and large parties over the past three months."This happens nearly every weekend", she said.


It happened just before 2:00 a.m.at The Ridge at North Texas apartments located near Highway 288.

"We've called and said, 'It looks like the ceiling is going to cave in, ' so I feel like with us saying that, there could've been more that was done", she said.

Broken water pipes could be seen spraying water into the second-floor apartment.

Police told FOX 4 they believe there was 100 people at the party.

No word if "structural issues" at The Ridge Apartments on Colorado Blvd. are actually to blame.

Students affected by this say both the apartment management and the university have helped secure places for them to stay, mostly in hotels or dorms and food.

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