By Jeffery Smith jsmith@the-leader.com

BATH - Intense winds late Sunday night tore off a section of the roof and several bricks from a vacant three-story building on Buell Street.

Several bricks and roofing materials were torn of the roof of the building into the nearby road, said Ralph Senese, Bath Village code enforcement officer. Any bricks or material currently on or around Buell Street will be removed today.

The three-story 13 Buell Street building is owned by Steven Nichols, and currently assessed for $38,300, according to the village assessors office.

Sense said the cost of the damage to the building is currently not known.

“The building has been empty of a while, so there were no people inside the site,” Senese said.

Tim Marshall, director of Steuben County Office of Emergency Management, said several wire lines and poles and tree branches were blown down by high winds Sunday night and early Monday morning in Steuben County.

“But the damage on the Buell Street building is the only structural damage I’m aware of from the wind in Steuben County,” Marshall said.