Officials: Strong wind may be to blame for partial building collapse
Strong gusts of wind may be to blame for a partial building collapse in Jersey City.
The building is located on Fisk Street. A spokesperson for the city says that the building appeared to be an unoccupied building under construction. The building was pushed off its foundation, possibly by strong wind.
Jersey City reported wind gusts of up to 58 mph Monday evening.
The Jersey City Fire Department has evacuated neighboring buildings as a precaution. Four people have been displaced and are being put up in a local hotel.
The spokesperson also said that a nearby school – the Learning Tree – suffered significant damage.
Fisk Street will be closed near West Side Avenue so that the city’s engineers can access the buildings to inspect for further damage.
No injuries were reported in the collapse.