Dozens of people had to be evacuated after part of the brick façade of a multi-story apartment building collapsed in Philadelphia Wednesday morning.
Some 50-60 residents living at the Lindley Towers Apartments in the Logan neighborhood were evacuated as crews also investigated reports that the 6th and 7th floors were buckling.
The collapse happened shortly after 10 a.m. along the 1300 block of Lindley Avenue, according to the Philadelphia Police Department. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
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NBC10’s SkyForce10 helicopter showed part of the façade missing on a section of the top floors of the building. Below, bricks littered the sidewalk.
The American Red Cross and Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management opened a temporary reception center for displaced residents at Holy Trinity Bethlehem Presbyterian Church. Residents were asked to use the 4837 Marvine Street entrance and to check in at the reception center.
The Red Cross and the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management also opened a shelter for those displaced at Samuel Fels High School on Langdon Street beginning at 8 p.m. Officials said pets are welcome.
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The Logan incident was not the only building collapse in the city on Wednesday. The Fishtown neighborhood saw a structure that once housed a pizza shop fall and send debris onto two nearby streets.