A six-story building seemingly crumbled to the ground in the Bronx on Monday afternoon, resulting in a scene of destruction with a pile of rubble below.
The apartment complex in the Morris Heights neighborhood partially collapsed around 3.30 pm, FDNY confirmed.
Photos of the scene showed the bare walls of several units completely exposed.
A ground-level shed at the foot of the building was surrounded by a heap of sheet metal, bricks and metal rods.
Rescue crews equipped with police dogs responded at the scene of the collapsed building, searching for residents who may still be trapped inside.
A building partially collapsed in the Bronx Monday afternoon, resulting in a scene of chaos and destruction
The bare walls of several units were exposed to the street below. A pile of sheet metal, bricks and metal rods lay at the foot of the building
The incident occurred at 1915 Billingsly Terrace in Morris Heights around 3.30pm
No injuries had been reported as of an hour after the collapse
People were advised to steer clear of West Burnside Avenue between Osborne Place and Phelan Place in the Bronx
Rescue crews equipped with police dogs are searching for residents who may have been trapped inside
The NYPD advised the public to avoid the area of West Burnside Avenue between Osborne Place and Phelan Place in the Bronx.
New York City Emergency Management also warned of traffic delays and road closures nearby.
As of 4.30pm, no injuries had been reported.