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.