Fire, possibly storm rip facade off 4-story apartment building in Manhattan

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MAN 2-ALARM 92 8TH AVE, MULTIPLE DWELLING BUILDING COLLAPSE,

— FDNY (@FDNY) October 29, 2012

The New York City Fire Department rushed to the scene of a partial building collapse tonight at 92 8th Avenue. Early reports indicate that emergency crews responded to a fire at the address. It’s currently unclear if Hurricane Sandy had any part in the collapse of the building’s facade, but reports of a full “collapse” of the building are incorrect.

BREAKING: FDNY responding to report of a 4-story apartment building collapse in Chelsea, Manhattan. #Sandy #NYC

— Hurricane Central (@twc_hurricane) October 29, 2012

Reports of apartment building collapse in New York. Local media saying no injuries, FDNY rescued residents. #sandy

— 9News (@9NewsOnline) October 29, 2012

Jeez!! This apartment building in Manhattan’s front wall collapse! You can literally see into two of the apartments! Don’t sleep on Sandy!

— SPΞCS.coupe (@_simplySPECS) October 29, 2012

Colleague lives blocks from apartment building collapse in Chelsea, Manhattan. Said front of building is gone but hasn’t “pancaked”.

— John Kreuzer (@KreuzersKorner) October 29, 2012

Here’s another view of the collapse.

Building collapse across the street, 14th and 8th. twitter.com/PattiSonntag/s…

— PattiSonntag (@PattiSonntag) October 29, 2012

Here’s a somewhat noisy video shot from across the street (mild language warning).

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