1 Hurt, 3 Displaced in Strawberry Mansion Building Collapse

At least one person was hurt and three people displaced after a building collapse in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city.

The vacant home, located at the intersection of Myrtlewood and Oakdale Streets, collapsed Monday shortly after 9 p.m. At least three residents inside neighboring homes were evacuated as a precaution.

Officials also say at least one person was injured after the collapse.

The victim was taken to Temple University Hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Joe Dennison, Jr. told NBC10 his empty car was crushed during the collapse.

"I just got off the bus coming home," Dennison said. "Thank God I wasn't in it."

The Red Cross is currently assisting the displaced residents. L&I officials have not yet revealed whether they will investigate the property.

Neighbors told NBC10 that they had contacted the city about the troubled home before the collapse. 

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