Three families were displaced Wednesday night after a roof collapse in South Philadelphia.
Officials say the roof of a vacant home on the 1900 block of Morris Street collapsed. Firefighters responded to the home shortly after 3:30 p.m.
No one was injured during the collapse. Officials determined however that residents in three surrounded homes needed to be evacuated.
The Red Cross assisted two of the displaced families and officials say they have a place to stay. The family from a third affected home has not yet been located however, according to officials.
Licenses & Inspections officials are currently investigating the cause of the collapse and determining what should be done with the adjacent homes.
The collapse comes only two days after several residents were evacuated from two homes that were adjacent to the site of a recently demolished building on the 1900 block of Carpenter Street in South Philadelphia.
Contractors were working at the foundation of the demolished building Monday night when they discovered that two homes on each side of it were beginning to crumble and on the verge of collapse. The families displaced from those homes are currently being assisted by the Red Cross.