RANGER, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The historic 1924 Halbert Building in Ranger collapsed Wednesday afternoon, causing traffic to be blocked off for an amount of time.
Around 1:30 p.m., Ranger police alerted the public that West Main Street was blocked off from all traffic because of a “dangerous situation involving the partial collapse of a vacant building,” and advised drivers to take an alternate route.
KTAB/KRBC learned that a wall of the Halbert Building, also once known as Ranger City Hall, fell and landed on the carport of a nearby business. No injuries were reported, nor vehicles damaged.
Take a look at these images and footage from Dove Aerial Services:
Located behind King Insurance Agency, Dove Aerial Services noted the appearance of the building as being “in an advanced stage of disrepair.”
Additional images from KTAB/KRBC:
Some nearby businesses decided to close for the day as a result of the building collapse.