Partial collapse of building leaves nearby residents displaced



PITTSBURGH - A vacant Hill District home collapsed Monday, displacing several people who live nearby.

Channel 11’s Brandon Hudson reported that the vacant home, on Bedford Avenue, was being renovated when the structure collapsed, damaging homes on both sides of it.

“I heard a big boom sound,” witness Gary Harris said. “I was thinking, ‘Good thing no one got hurt,’ when it collapsed.”

Officials said tenants of three homes, one on the right and two on the left of the collapsed home, will be displaced. Hudson said debris is scattered throughout the area.

The building inspector told Hudson that Monday was the first time he was called to the home.

No injuries were reported, and the American Red Cross has been called in to help those affected.