Vacant building collapses in Northern Liberties

NORTHERN LIBERTIES - August 16, 2013

It happened at 8:45 p.m. Friday near 4th and Girard Streets.

Witnesses reported hearing a large crash when part of the 3-story structure came down.

Images from the Action Cam and Chopper 6 HD showed bricks and rubble on the sidewalk and street near the building.

There were no reports of injuries.

Residents told Action News the building has been vacant - apparently abandoned - for some time, and that a back wall had come down during Hurricane Sandy.

Officials from Licenses and Inspections were on the scene investigating.

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