Emergency crews respond to building collapse in Troy

We’re working to learn more about a building collapse overnight in Troy on 4th Street.

Emergency crews responded to the scene, and debris was scattered everywhere.

4th Street between Jefferson St and Adams St was closed overnight, and there will be temporary closures in that area as there will most likely be an emergency demolition Saturday or Sunday, Troy Police said.

Local detours are in place to navigate that area.

There were no injuries.

The building was abandoned and vacant, and no other pedestrians were in the area at the time of the collapse, police said.

Volunteers from the Northeastern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to eight people.

Three families in surrounding houses were evacuated for safety considerations. 

The Red Cross provided financial assistance for necessities such as shelter, food and clothing to five adults and three children, ages 4, 7, and 10.

Volunteers also offered emotional support, health services, and comfort kits containing personal care items, as well as stuffed animals for the children. 

In the coming days, Red Cross staff and volunteers will remain available to help those affected by the collapse as they navigate the road to recovery. 

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