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Historic New York 6-Story Building in Bronx Crashes Down, Miraculously No Injuries

A century-old six-story building in the Bronx collapsed, resembling a stack of shelves, leaving apartments exposed. No injuries were reported, but a search for potential victims continued. Firefighters and search dogs sifted through debris, and images showed the precarious state of the structure. The building's age, dating back to 1927, added to the concern. Investigations by the Buildings Department were underway, with inspectors on-site.

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A dramatic scene unfolded in the Bronx as a nearly 100-year-old six-story building succumbed to a sudden collapse, resembling the fall of stacked shelves. Miraculously, no injuries were reported following the incident, though the search operation persisted well into the evening.

Eyewitness accounts painted a harrowing picture, with Julian Rodriguez, a worker at a nearby deli, recounting the chaos: "Debris everywhere, smoke clouding the street. Inside, it was like peering into people's lives—beds, doors, and personal belongings scattered."

Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh provided updates via X, reassuring the absence of injuries by 5 pm. Nonetheless, firefighters and search dogs tirelessly combed through the rubble, searching for any potential individuals trapped within the building's vicinity.

The collapse left a corner of the building with walls sheared off and floors collapsing, creating a hazardous pile of debris. Search dogs navigated through twisted metal, remnants of the scaffolding that once surrounded the building.

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Within the exposed apartments, surreal scenes unfolded—a bed precariously close to the edge, floors jutting out into thin air, and personal items scattered amidst the wreckage. Firefighters worked tirelessly, employing drones and high ladders to inspect the affected apartments.

Efforts to clear the rubble saw firefighters using tools to dismantle collapsed scaffolding. However, they later retreated temporarily, allowing for Building Department inspectors to conduct thorough investigations.

Attempts to reach the building's owner went unanswered, while official records indicated the building's origins dating back to 1927, housing approximately four dozen apartments.

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