Authorities in Sprague believe no one was hurt when a large building, which houses two apartments and an antiques store, collapsed early Friday morning.
Incident Commander Terry Harding said police arrived at the scene, located in the 200 block of 1st Street, just after 5 a.m. Friday morning. No one was injured in the collapse.
Harding confirmed the building housed an antique shop with two apartments above the store. One of the apartments was being used, but officials said it was unoccupied at the time of the collapse.
"Blocked off traffic, called in Avista to get the power shut off [and] shut off the gas to the building next door. We were trying to decide if there was an occupant in the building or not it did not appear safe for us to enter the building. So we made some calls and determined that the guy had just moved out," Harding said.
Lincoln County fire officials said the building was likely built in the 1890's. It is believed that recent heavy rains likely caused the building, which had a flat roof, to collapse.
A building inspector will now go through the collapsed structure and assess the damage to what was inside. That person will also look at the surrounding buildings to ensure they are safe to enter.