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Two buildings collapse on K street, strip club evacuated

Posted at 5:48 PM, May 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-02 17:48:05-04

WASHINGTON D.C. (WTVR/WUSA9) — Two buildings collapsed in the 400 block of K Street, Northwest shortly after 4 p.m. Friday.

An adjacent strip club was evacuated due to the collapse, reports CBS affiliate WUSA9.

The two inner-buildings of four connected buildings collapsed from roof to basement, WUSA9 reports.

The buildings initially collapsed from the third floor to the basement, and shortly after, the rest of the building collapsed on top of that, into the basement.

Firefighters were getting ready to enter the buildings when the second collapse occurred, WUSA9 reported.

So far one person was treated for minor injuries and officials continue to search the debris.

The two outer buildings are standing but Tim Wilson with DC Fire says they are probably unstable due to the collapse.

Part of the building spilled out into the street and officials say the situation is very unsafe, according to WUSA9.

The area is near Mount Vernon, and is already congested. The building collapse caused rush-hour traffic problems.

K Street was closed between 4th and 7th Street and part of Massachusett’s Avenue, the Washington Post reports.

Read more on WUSA9.