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Hundreds of bricks fall from Perry South apartment building

Megan Guza
Bricks lie on Wilson Street in Pittsburgh’s Perry South after falling from the façade of an apartment building on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019.

The Red Cross is assisting families forced out of their Perry South apartments Monday by hundreds of falling bricks, authorities said.

Authorities said the Wilson Street building, which houses six apartments, is structurally sound, but the possibility of more falling bricks poses safety concerns.

Police, fire crews and paramedics responded about 10:25 a.m. for what was originally reported as a partial building collapse, said Public Safety spokesman Chris Togneri. Crews found that bricks from the front façade had come loose and fallen.

One car was damaged but still operable, he said. No one was injured.

Wilson Street was closed for several hours while crews removed the fallen bricks, Togneri said.

He said it was not clear whether the high winds caused the bricks to let loose.

The damage to the Perry South building came a day after part of a vacant home collapsed in Spring Garden.

Authorities responded to the condemned home on High Street in Spring Garden about 9:45 a.m. Sunday to find a side wall had collapsed and fallen into the street, Togneri said. No one was injured, and all utilities had previously been cut to the home.

Togneri said city officials and the homeowner will coordinate to demolish the Spring Garden house.

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 412-380-8519, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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