Monday, July 9, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: The front of Caribe Car Wash in Maywood after an incident on Monday. | Courtesy Maywood Fire Department
A Maywood car wash may be out of business for some time while its owners make critical repairs after a July 9 incident.
According to Maywood Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh, no injuries were reported after the part of Caribe Hand Car Wash, 320 Lake St., collapsed just after 4:10 p.m. on Monday.
“There was a partial collapse of the front of the building,” Bronaugh said. “Part of the ceiling came down, along with the overhead doors, toward the front wash bays where they wash the cars.”
Bronaugh said that it appeared that someone may have backed an automobile into the building.
“I’m not sure if that was the direct cause of the incident, but it likely played a part in the collapse,” he said.
Fire department personnel and Caribe workers after part of the building collapsed on Monday. | Courtesy Maywood Fire Department
Bronaugh said that there were employees inside of the business at the time and that the incident caused the car wash to close.
“They’ll likely be closed for a little while,” he said, adding that the fire department had recommended that the building owner have someone certified in structural engineering take a look at the building before business opens back up.
“I am asking code to follow up with them on that,” Bronaugh said.
Attempts to contact representatives of Caribe Car Wash were unsuccessful on Monday evening. More as this story develops. VFP
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