Man suffers minor injuries when garage collapses in Germantown

Philadelphia firefighters today rescued a man from the rubble of a partially collapsed garage in the Germantown section of the city.

Officials with the Philadelphia Fire Department said firefighters were sent to the corner of Germantown Avenue and Ashmead Street at 9:18 a.m. after one wall of the structure came down. The scene was contained by 9:25 a.m.

Capt. Jeffrey Thompson said the man went to the hospital after sustaining minor injuries. There were no other reported injuries.

The exact cause of the collapse is still unknown, but Thompson said the heavy rains that recently hit the area may have further weakened the structure.

Thompson said an inspection request has been sent to city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections.

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