WATCH: Building collapses in Northeast DC — and firefighters are there in seconds

A building near D.C.’s H Street corridor collapsed Wednesday afternoon, injuring a passerby.

Renovations had been underway on the two-story building, located at the corner of Florida Avenue and Staples Street Northeast.

D.C. Fire and EMS was at the scene in seconds — literally — after the partial collapse, which was captured on neighbor and travel photographer Andy Feliciotti‘s security camera and later posted on Twitter. (You can see that video above.)

The near-immediate response, the department tweeted, was due to a truck returning to the nearby Trinidad fire station. First responders were able to treat the passerby immediately.

That person received injuries that were not life-threatening from falling debris. All workers were accounted for, and a K-9 team has yet to find anyone trapped in the rubble.

A building near Northeast D.C.’s H Street corridor collapsed Wednesday afternoon, injuring a passerby. (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS)
Renovations had been underway on the two-story building, located at the corner of Florida Avenue and Staples Street Northeast. (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS)
One person was injured from falling debris. (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS)
(1/3)

Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others.

Get breaking news and daily headlines delivered to your email inbox by signing up here.

© 2020 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up