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Rescuers Respond After Bed-Stuy Tenement Building Collapses

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A four-story tenement building on Fulton Street in Bed-Stuy collapsed earlier this afternoon, leaving rescue teams scrambling to get to the site to search for injured people and transportation snarled in the surrounding areas. According to Property Shark, 1438 Fulton Street, near Tompkins Avenue, was built in 1910; it contained five apartments and a retail space at the bottom. It was apparently empty, but rescuers are going to search the precious structure that remains as well as rubble. They are currently investigating whether any passersby were injured. Current reports vary, putting the number of injuries anywhere between zero and three people, so stay tuned. For now, the A and C trains are running with modified service, and some of the roads around the collapse will be blocked off.

Here's a Google Street View photo from September 2014. Note the lot to the building's right was already vacant then:

As per DNAinfo:

· 3 People Suffer Minor Injuries in Building Collapse in Brooklyn, FDNY Says [DNAinfo]