Harrisburg building collapses

John Joyce
A parking lot on Mulberry Street in Harrisburg collapsed onto a building on Cameron Street taking a vehicle along with it. (Sean Simmers | ssimmers@pennlive.com)

York County dispatched two Advanced Technical Response teams and additional rescue and utility vehicles to assist with operations in Harrisburg after a parking lot collapsed at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

All assisting counties have since been released and the scene is secure. No injuries were reported.

The incident happened at Cameron and Mulberry streets in Dauphin County. Part of a parking structure collapsed sending debris and at least one car toppling down onto the roofs of three businesses and the roadway below.

Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse responded to the scene where Fire Chief Brian Enterline and other officials manned a command post. Papenfuse used Twitter to update the community and news outlets throughout the operation to secure the area and investigate the integrity of surrounding buildings. Among the photos tweeted by the mayor's office were two Recon canines, Scout and Liberty, whose searches revealed no one was trapped in the rubble of the collapse site.

According to the mayor's office, Mulberry Street Bridge will remain closed Friday, but Cameron Street reopened Thursday night.

York County 911 confirmed local first responders from Rescue 46 and 61, Utility 69 and Collapse teams 36 and 9  were sent to offer assistance, as were units from other counties and from as far away as Baltimore, but many were called off or asked to stage nearby and wait until needed, according to radio traffic.

The scene was "demobilized" at approximately 8:30 p.m. with all responding units from other counties released to return to their respective stations.