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A rowhouse being renovated at 216 Morgan Street NW has partially collapsed, D.C. Fire and EMS spokesperson Pete Piringer tells City Desk. “There are no reported injuries,” he says.
But that’s not all. Piringer says there’s also a gas leak in the area. Streets are cordoned off. Canine units have been dispatched to sniff out the leak. Updates as available.
UPDATE, 12:46 p.m.: Five contractors working inside the red brick rowhouse were not injured when the second floor collapsed, Piringer says. The second floor of an adjacent yellow brick rowhouse at 218 Morgan Street NW also collapsed but no one was home at the time, he adds. The gas at both properties has been turned off to prevent further leakage.
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