Two-story building under construction collapses in Lower Ninth Ward


NOFD responds to building collapse in Lower Ninth Ward (Photo: NOPD via Twitter @NOLAFireDept)

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The New Orleans Fire Department responds to a building collapse on Friday afternoon.

Shortly after 1 p.m., NOFD tweeted units had responded to a location on Japonica Street in the Lower Ninth Ward. It was later revealed the dwelling was under construction with no utilities connected.

The fire department also reports neighbors heard a noise and the building bowed out when it was partially collapsed.

The New Orleans building inspector is investigating the incident.

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