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.

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

One person was injured from falling debris.

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Jack Pointer

Jack contributes to WTOP.com when he's not working as the afternoon/evening radio writer. In a previous life, he helped edit The Dallas Morning News and Chicago Tribune.

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