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33 Residents Displaced After Nearby Vacant House Collapses in Waterbury

Thirty-three people were displaced after a vacant house collapsed in Waterbury and forced several homes nearby to be evacuated early Saturday morning.

First responders were called to 1009 Baldwin Street around 12:30 a.m. after getting a report of a building collapse. Police said the building that collapsed was a vacant multi-family home.

Six houses on Baldwin Street and Madison Street, between Madison Street and Laval Street, were evacuated for the residents' safety. The 33 displaced residents were tended to by the American Red Cross at a fire station on Baldwin Street. They were allowed back into their homes later Saturday morning, according to police.

The city building inspector, CL&P and Eversource responded to the scene to ensure the gas and electric were disconnected.

A demolition team arrived at 3 a.m. and demolished the home that collapsed, police said.

Nobody was injured during the incident.

The cause of the collapse is unknown. 

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