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University Village Apartments
Miranda Metheny / KBIA

Demolition is scheduled to begin Monday at the University Village Apartment Complex on South Providence Road in Columbia, according to the Columbia Tribune.

University Village tenants allowed to break leases

Feb 28, 2014
University Village Apartments
Miranda Metheny / KBIA

All residents in the University Village apartment complex have been given new options regarding their leases in light of the balcony walkway collapse last Saturday. 

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Columbia Fire Department

Police reports show that a firefighter killed in a Columbia walkway collapse was going door-to-door looking for trapped residents apparently because emergency responders thought they were dealing with a roof collapse.

Miranda Metheny / KBIA

MU has ordered a safety inspection of all university-owned and leased buildings beginning Monday in response to a deadly structural collapse over the weekend.

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Columbia Fire Department

The firefighter who died while helping to evacuate an apartment complex in Columbia will be remembered with services on Thursday.

Miranda Metheny / KBIA

Columbia Fire Department Lieutenant Bruce Britt died early Saturday while responding to the collapse of a walkway at the MU-run University Village Apartments. According to a Columbia Fire Department press release, Britt sustained life threatening injuries while assisting citizens and was pronounced dead at University Hospital. 

MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin offered his condolences to Britt's family in a statement Saturday.