1 person rescued from debris after portion of Winter Park shopping center collapses

WINTER PARK, Fla. — One person was rescued from debris after a portion of a Winter Park shopping plaza collapsed Monday night, Winter Park firefighters said.

Firefighters said they responded to the plaza near the intersection of Lakemont Avenue and Aloma Avenue around 9:30 p.m.

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They said one person was safely rescued from the debris.

The plaza is currently under renovation.

Winter Park's chief inspector said there is no structural damage to the plaza.

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But residents still said they are hesitant to visit the plaza knowing that this happened.

"Honestly, I might shy away from that and go somewhere else until this place gets a clean bill of health. Because what else could fall?" shopper Mark Piszczek said.

Just before 9:30 p.m. multiple units responded to a report of a collapse with one person trapped. The collapse happened...

Posted by Winter Park Fire-Rescue Department on Monday, October 28, 2019

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