By: Savannah Smith | 11-13-2017 | News
Photo credit: Mickey Hicks |

Video: University of Texas Student Party in Denton Literally Brings the House Down

At least 50 residents needed to evacuate from a Denton student apartment complex, whose third-floor unit collapsed during a party Saturday night.

According to Denton's Fire Captain, the initial call came in just before 2 AM.

That was when the second-floor sprinkler system went off due to the third-floor incident.

Denton police say all occupants of the apartment were successfully evacuated and only minor injuries were reported.

Abioloa Busari, a junior at the University of North Texas hosted this party at the apartment complex. Busari says he fell through the floor himself. He says the party got out of control and there were people in his apartment he didn't know.

The collapse likely broke pipes and plumbing.

Investigators were analyzing the damage.

Denton Fire Captain Brian Glenn says about 30 people were in the apartment at the time of the collapse. He also says that the apartment structure couldn't handle that many people dancing and jumping at one time.

Carley Carro, who lives on the second floor directly below the unit that collapsed she wasn't home when the incident happened. She says she hasn't been able to get inside her unit to check in what has been destroyed.

It will be up to the city to determine whether or not the apartment had any code violations.

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