Ridgefield Park office building evacuated after reports of floor shaking

Hundreds of people had to be evacuated from an office building today after they reported they felt the floor shake. The Ridgefield Park building had

Hundreds of people had to be evacuated from an office building today after they reported they felt the floor shake.

Hundreds of people had to be evacuated from an office building today after they reported they felt the floor shake. (7/31/13)

RIDGEFIELD PARK - Hundreds of people had to be evacuated from an office building today after they reported they felt the floor shake.

The Ridgefield Park building had about 500 people inside.

Around 9:30 a.m., workers on the fifth floor say the building started to shake.

Firefighters came to check the building and its utilities but couldn't find a reason as to why the building would shake.

"We cannot come up with a cause at all. We have no idea what caused it. There's no reports of seismic conditions in the area," says Douglas Hansen, of the Ridgefield Park Fire Department.

Authorities called in a structural engineer to inspect the building.

The building was later deemed safe and everyone was allowed to return.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 VIDEO: Families of victim, suspect argue in Paterson court
A bacterial infection known as leptospirosis is affecting 2 Bacterial infection affecting dogs in New Jersey
News 12 New Jersey - Weather On The 3 New Jersey Weather Forecast
4 New Jersey Sportscast, March 24
VIDEO: Interview with Newburgh fire chief 5 VIDEO: Interview with Newburgh fire chief

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE