Vacant North Street building collapses in Baton Rouge; no injuries reported

Vacant North Street building collapses in Baton Rouge; no injuries reported

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The front half of a vacant building on North Street collapsed Sunday afternoon.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to the collapsed building at 3457 North St. around 4:15 p.m. Sunday. The cause of the collapse has not been determined.

The building’s owner said the building had been vacant since the coronavirus pandemic. As a precaution, a search dog was at the scene but did not find anyone inside of the building.

A vacant building on North Street collapsed Sunday, Aug. 9.
A vacant building on North Street collapsed Sunday, Aug. 9. (Source: Courtesy of BRFD)

The rest of the building was torn down while the fire department remained on the scene.

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