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Two Injured When Ceiling Collapses at West Hartford Ice Cream Shop

Ceiling collapse at Milkcraft, 967 Farmington Ave. Photo courtesy of Lilla Magee

West Hartford Fire Department and West Hartford Police Department responded to a ceiling collapse at Milkcraft Monday night.

By Ronni Newton

A West Hartford ice cream shop will be closed to the public while the Building Department, as well as officials from the fire and police departments, investigate a ceiling collapse that took place Monday night at 967 Farmington Ave. in West Hartford Center.

According to a news release from the West Hartford Fire Department, at 7:59 p.m. Monday, a “localized collapse” of the ceiling at Milkcraft took place while there were between 12 and 20 customers and six employees were inside the space. The collapse was non-structural, officials said.

Fire Department Battalion Chief Jarrad Smith said that crews arrived within four minutes and were able to account for all occupants.

There were two injuries, both of which were deemed minor, but one person was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment after being assessed at the scene by a fire department paramedic.

Building officials have determined the space is unsafe for occupancy at this time.

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