Alexandria apt. building condemned after wall collapse

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) --Tenants were evacuated after a partial collapse of a wall at an apartment building in Alexandria on Thursday morning.

The incident happened at approximately 5:27 a.m. in the 1700 block of Commonwealth Avenue, according to fire officials. An exterior brick veneer wall of a 3-story apartment building collapsed, sending bricks onto parked cars.

PHOTOS: Alexandria Wall Collapse

Tenants were evacuated from the 19-apartment building. The Red Cross was providing breakfast for residents. Arlington County Fire, Alexandria Police and DASH bus services provided shelter for the residents during the investigation, according to fire officials.

Officials say a look so far has not revealed any interior collapse issues. The exterior of the building has been secured, say officials, but the building has been condemned.

Officials say that no residents have requested relocation assistance but crews are on the scene to assist them.

Officials estimate the damage is approximately $150,000.

The incident remains under investigation, according to officials.


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