Vacant Building Collapse Forces Some Brooklyn Residents To Leave Homes
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Some Brooklyn families are out of their homes after a vacant building partially collapsed.
The New York City Fire Department received a call early Monday morning that a two-story building on Ovington Avenue in Bay Ridge collapsed.
Buildings Department officials ordered the evacuation of two neighboring buildings as a precaution.
"About 3 o'clock this morning I heard a loud rumbling sound," said one witness. "It sounded like an explosion, thunder, didn't know what it was, or a car crash. But I thought it came from above. And I look outside my window, and there was nothing."
Residents won't be able to return until after the building is demolished.
There is no word on what caused the partial collapse.