PROSPECT STREET

Restaurants Evacuated After Scaffolding Partially Collapses in DC

The collapse damaged some outdoor seating areas, but no injuries were reported

D.C. Fire and EMS

Scaffolding on the roof of a four-story building partially collapsed and some restaurants had to be evacuated in D.C. Sunday.

D.C. Fire and EMS were called to the 3200 block of Prospect Street Northwest around 5:55 p.m. for reports of a scaffolding collapse. 

On scene firefighters found a "large section of scaffolding... leaning over [the] sidewalk in precarious position," the department said in a tweet. They also said there was a danger of it further toppling onto the street.

There are several restaurants near the building, including Peacock Café, Mai Thai and Café Milano. Firefighters evacuated those restaurants and created a collapse zone. 

The collapse damaged some outdoor seating areas, but no injuries were reported. 

Crews were called to secure the rest of the scaffolding and Prospect Street remains closed.

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