High winds potentially to blame for part of Lexington building collapsing
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - High winds may have played a role in part of a building in Lexington collapsing.
Fire officials say it happened early Thursday afternoon in the 100 block of Trade Street.
They say the street-side façade of a building collapsed, potentially due to the high winds.
When the façade collapsed, it hit a gas line just outside the building, so that caused a gas leak. Trade Street was closed while crews worked to turn off the gas. It has since reopened.
No injuries were reported.
We’re told the building is still structurally sound since it was just the façade, but the impacted building and buildings on either side had to be evacuated as a precaution.
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