Marquita Court apartment. Photo by Renee Umsted.

A portion of the roof of an apartment building in Lower Greenville collapsed over the weekend.

Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to a 911 call around 3:30 p.m. July 24 at the two-story Marquita Court Apartments at 5750 Marquita Ave., near Matilda Street.

Part of the roof had already collapsed by the time the firefighters arrived, Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesperson Jason Evans says in an email.

The roof over 12 apartment units collapsed, and all 12 residents living there were accounted for. No injuries were reported.

However, the incident left 31 people in 24 apartment units without shelter.

Photo by Renee Umsted.

The building next door, separated by a breezeway, was evacuated out of caution.

The American Red Cross is working with the apartment management to help the residents, Evans says. DFR will also work with management and the Office of Emergency Management to help find housing for tenants, if needed.

Firefighters helped residents secure pets and other essential items.

The property management will secure the property and have a structural engineer help determine what needs to be done next, as well as how to handle the residents’ vehicles parked in the building’s underground parking, Evans says.

As of 8:30 a.m. July 25, police officers had blocked off Matilda Street from Marquita Avenue to Vanderbilt Avenue.