The sudden collapse of the Northeast D.C. building was captured on-camera by a home security system across the street.
A building undergoing renovation in Northeast Washington, D.C., collapsed on Wednesday, January 15, just after two pedestrians (one using a walker) finished walking past it. They can be seen running from the debris.
Watch the incredible video here:
The two-story building was located at the corner of Florida Avenue and Staples Street NE.
Only one person was injured, and it was non-life-threatening. No damage was done to any surrounding buildings. And luckily, the fire department was returning from another call and happened to be passing by just as the building fell.
Update building collapse Florida Ave & Staples St NE. #DCsBravest search and rescue K-9 team currently searching rubble to confirm there are no trapped victims. Building inspector requested from @dcra. pic.twitter.com/cGROWOkicR— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) January 15, 2020
This situation could have been so much worse! Thank goodness everyone was okay.