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Police, Fire, EMS Respond to Partial Building Collapse on the South SideĀ 

Date: August 12, 2021
Incident Type: Building collapse
Location: Zone 3

Just before 8:30 p.m., Pittsburgh Police from Zone 3, Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire, and EMS responded to the 1600 block of E. Carson Street for reports of a partial building collapse.

Arriving units found the upper floor of a two-level brick building had crumbled and debris had fallen to the sidewalk and street below.

First responders were able to verify that the second floor had been unoccupied. Employees and patrons of the business operating at street level below were able to exit the building safely. There were no reported injuries to anyone inside or on the sidewalk and street outside.

A firefighter was treated by medics for a small piece of glass on his eye and continued working at the scene. 

Building inspectors from  Permits, Licences, and Inspections arrived to determine the integrity of the building. 

E. Carson Street between S.16th St. and S. 17th St. will be closed to vehicle traffic overnight while Department of Public Works crews remove the debris.


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz