NOLA: Authorities respond to partial building collapse in French Quarter
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Fire Department and New Orleans Police Department responded to a partial building collapse within the 600 block of Toulouse Street, Saturday morning.
Apparently, bricks were falling from the wall of a three-story building in the French Quarter. The dangerous incident did not cause any injuries and officials are working to determine exactly why the bricks started to fall.
NOLA Ready first tweeted about the collapse around 10:45 a.m., saying the 600 block of Toulouse Street is closed to traffic until further notice.
The @NOLAFireDept & @NOPDNews are responding to a partial building collapse in the #FrenchQuarter. The 600 block of Toulouse is closed to traffic. Avoid the area and listen to the instructions of public safety personnel.— NOLA Ready (@nolaready) January 4, 2020
A parapet wall partially collapsed in the 600 block of Toulouse St. in the #FrenchQuarter. There are no injuries reported. As a precaution, @NOLAFireDept & @NOPDNews closed the block & @CityOfNOLA code officials are evaluating the three story structure. Continue to avoid area.— NOLA Ready (@nolaready) January 4, 2020
01/04/2020. 627 Toulouse St. Parapet Wall Collapse. NOFD Photo Unit. pic.twitter.com/QxftDe8cKk— NOFD (@NOLAFireDept) January 4, 2020
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