Building evacuated following partial facade collapse in Chelsea

CHELSEA, Manhattan (WABC) -- Authorities responded to the scene of a partial facade collapse at a building in Manhattan Monday night.

It happened on Eighth Avenue and 18th Street in Chelsea.

Bricks tumbled from the top floor of a four-story mixed-use building, struck an awning and landed in front of a business.

Police evacuated the building temporarily as a precaution, but no injuries were reported.

The Department of Buildings headed to the scene to investigate.

Scaffolding will be put up until the facade is secured.

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