Stoop collapses outside 3-story brownstone in Brooklyn

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN (WABC) -- Officials are on the scene after a stoop collapsed in front of a building in Brooklyn on Tuesday afternoon.

The incident was reported around 2 p.m. at a three-story brownstone on 626 Carlton Avenue.

A preliminary investigation revealed the decorative stone arch from above the front door crashed onto the front stoop.

The stairs leading into the home crumbled under the force of the collapse.

Fortunately no injuries were reported.

Inspectors are conducting a structural stability inspection of the building.

The DOB has issued a full vacate order of the building due to the damaged front entrance.

Residents have been temporarily evacuated and offered emergency relocation assistance by the American Red Cross.

The property owner was issued a violation for failure to maintain the building and has been ordered to install a sidewalk shed in front of the building for public safety.

The owner has also been ordered to hire a professional engineer in order to compile a full engineering report for the entire structure.

A partial vacate order has been issued for the front yard of the neighboring property at 628 Carlton Ave. while clean up operations are underway.

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