Collapsing roof inching closer to neighboring homes

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Homeowner Franklin Bobbitt is nervous because his neighbors roof is about to collapse onto his home. He`s been living next the collapsed roof in the 1400 block of San Francisco for two months and says it`s inching closer to his home and he fears it could ultimately do some major damage.

FOX 2 asked St. Louis City officials about the situation. We`re told the owner is in the middle of a private battle between both her insurance and roofing companies. The city also took extreme measures to help by forcing the issue into court for a resolution. Building inspectors recently condemned the duplex and put up caution tape around the house as a safety precaution.

While the court situation gets ironed out, Bobbitt is hoping something can be done to keep his family and home safe. Inspectors are expected to return Tuesday morning.