House partially collapses in Staten Island, neighbors displaced: FDNY

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ST. GEORGE, Staten Island — A home partially collapsed in Staten Island early Wednesday, causing neighboring homes to be evacuated, fire officials said.

Authorities received a call at about 5:13 a.m. after a three-story home partially collapsed at 109 Sherman Ave. in St. George.

The three floors collapsed onto the first floor of the vacant home, according to fire chief Phil Solimeo.

Following the incident, two neighboring houses have been evacuated, said authorities.

"It moved my wall...I never heard such an unusual sound," said one of the evacuees.

Residents of evacuated homes are unable to return to their homes until demolition is complete, according to authorities. Displaced residents are working with emergency crews on whether they can retrieve medications and belongings from their home.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

Officials are assessing the cause of the collapse.

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