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Tenants Displaced After Partial Building Collapse In Pitcairn

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PITCAIRN (KDKA) – Tenants in three apartments have been displaced after a partial building collapse in Pitcairn Thursday morning.

What was once the exterior wall of an apartment building on Second Street in Pitcairn is now just a pile of bricks. Everyone was asleep when the wall came tumbling down around 5 a.m.

“I was still lying in bed; I was sleeping,” said Robert Krisantz, an evacuee.

Four adults and two children were evacuated from the building.

With suitcases and pet kennels in hand, they are being housed by the Red Cross.

“Next thing I know is I heard that falling down, and I just ran and checked on my son as he was running out of his room,” Cheryl Colamarino, another evacuee, said.

The power has been turned off.

The building inspector will decide if or when people can move back in. But no one was hurt and they’re all being helped by the Red Cross.

Even so, it was one of the worst wakeup calls you could get.

“Fire department! You gotta get out, you gotta get out,” said one resident.

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