Part of building collapses along East Carson Street in Pittsburgh’s South Side

The building is located in the 1600 block of East Carson Street. There are bricks and debris on the sidewalk.

Officials said the collapse may have been weather-related.

Public Safety officials said the second floor was vacant and there were no injuries to patrons who exited the business below. The business below is Swirl Penguins, an ice cream shop.

A worker who was inside Swirl Penguins told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 that she believes the building was struck by lightning.

Officials said a firefighter was treated for glass in his eye.

Public Safety officials said East Carson Street between S. 16th and S. 17th Street will be closed overnight.

The integrity of the building is being inspected.

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