Bricks fell from the top floor of a three-story building in Germantown Monday morning during a partial collapse of the commercial property, according to Philadelphia Fire Department officials.
Executive Chief Richard Davison said his department was called to the corner of Germantown and Chelten aves. around 10:35 a.m. Monday.
The scene, which was quickly turned over to Philadelphia Police and city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections, was placed under control less than 10 minutes later.
Police said heavy rainfall was the catalyst. No one was injured.
“It was a minor incident,” said Davison.
The building at 5701 Germantown Ave. had not been issued any L&I violations before Monday, according to the department’s online records.
NewsWorks content partner NBC Philadelphia reported that businesses at the property, including a Dunkin’ Donuts, are closed “until they are determined to be safe.”
A call to L&I was not immediately returned.
A SEPTA spokesperson said Tuesday that the eastbound bus stop at the intersection has been moved about a block.