Fire: Heavy Rains Cause Apartment Building Wall Collapse

Nearly a dozen people are without homes after a basement wall collapsed in a southeast Washington apartment building early Saturday morning.

D.C. Fire and EMS said they were called to the 3800 block of V Street, Southeast, after a 50 foot section of wall collapsed inside a 3 story apartment building. Crews evacuated residents from the building and contacted the American Red Cross for assistance.

Officials said the wall failure was caused by the heavy rains, and the building is unsafe. A building inspector has been called in to assess the situation.

Eleven people were displaced from their homes until the building can be deemed safe. There were no reports of injuries.

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