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Wall of Brooklyn Home Suddenly Collapses; Multiple Nearby Buildings Evacuated

No injuries were immediately reported

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Authorities are investigating a wall collapse of at a Brooklyn home that prompted a series of neighborhood investigations Tuesday, officials say.

Department of Buildings inspectors were investigating the scene at 282 17th Street in Park Slope by mid-morning, the agency said. Initial reports of the collapse came in shortly before 10 a.m.

The FDNY had no immediate reports of any injuries. Inspectors and engineers found that an exterior side wall collapsed, and observed more cracks at the roof level, the DOB said.

According to StreetEasy, the address is a two-story home that was built in 1920. Video from Chopper 4 showed the right side of the home totally collapsed, debris spilling into and completely covering a nearby alleyway.

The owner of the building was issued a violation for failing to properly maintain the building, and ordered a construction fence to be erected around the property that was ordered vacated, according to the DOB.

The house next door also appeared at risk and was evacuated as a precaution, along with another surrounding building, authorities said. There were multiple families displaced as a result, with the Red Cross providing assistance.

A cause of the collapse is under investigation.

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