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Building in Northeast DC Collapses, Filling Side Street With Debris

Piles of what appear to be plywood and other debris fills a side street, cordoned off by yellow tape.
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Editor's Note (Monday, March 29): A stop work order has been issued for the property after its collapse. Read the latest here.

A building in Northeast D.C. collapsed Sunday night, leading to the evacuation of three adults and three children from an adjacent home, authorities said. No injuries were reported.

D.C. Fire and EMS were called about 9:45 p.m. Sunday to the 3000 block of 20th Street NE in the Langdon neighborhood, near Langdon Park. Responders found a total collapse of a home that was either under construction or being renovated.

Officials said the building was at least three stories high, and debris from the collapse had filled a side street.

They said there was no evidence of anyone trapped.

Power lines were also brought down in the collapse. Pepco was called to the scene to secure the lines.

A building inspector from D.C.'s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs was called to the scene.

Earlier Sunday, scaffolding on the roof of a four-story building partially collapsed in Georgetown. Some restaurants had to be evacuated in that incident.

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