PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Hundreds of bricks came crashing down from a building and on to the sidewalk Monday morning in the city’s Perry South section.
Bricks are crumbling from the top of the three-story building located on Wilson Avenue at the intersection with W. Burgess Street. It was first reported just after 10:20 a.m.
Firefighters roped off the area and shut down the street.
A city building inspector was also called to the scene.
He determined the building is structurally sound. Because of that, the people who live there are being allowed back into the building, but they have to use a basement entrance.
No injuries were reported; however, a car parked out front was damaged by the bricks.
The owner of the building, through a spokesperson, said he was thankfully, no children were outside at the time.
Officials have not yet said if the high winds caused the damage, but gusts were still strong there late Monday morning.
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