2704 University Blvd W, Wheaton, MD

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A partial building collapse at University Blvd and Veirs Mill Rd in Wheaton, Maryland, caused evacuations and road lane closures Friday, August 26, 2016.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue services responded to the collapse of the structure, which houses a Mattress Warehouse store, at 2704 University Boulevard.[1]

Chief Spokesperson for the MCFRS, Pete Piringer, announced on the service's Twitter feed (@mcfrsPIO), "2704 Univ Blvd W, partial bldg collapse, bldg evacuated, unsafe to occupy, significant structural damage".

The building was evacuated safely and there were no injuries.


  1. "Partial Building Collapse in Wheaton Closes Some Lanes of University Blvd at Veirs Mill Rd," Montgomery Community Media, August 26, 2016, retrieved October 17, 2016.