Syracuse firefighters were alerted by the 9-1-1-Center to a possible building collapse at 413 Pond Street.
Fire companies from Station 2 arrived in just over two minutes to find significant structural issues affecting a 3-story brick apartment building attached to a 2-story wood-framed structure.
Sections of wall collapsed onto an adjacent exposure, a 1-story wood-framed residence.
Firefighters immediately evacuated occupants of the structures and set up collapse zones to protect the public from the possibility of falling debris or total collapse.
They found there to be structural compromise of the brick wall of the apartment building adjacent to the wood-framed residence, as well as sections of brick that fell onto the that house.
A structure within the collapse zone had to be evacuated as well.
National Grid secured utilities to the buildings to ensure no uncontrolled release of natural gas or electrical hazard if the buildings collapse or shift.
Firefighters from the Rescue Company and Truck 2 worked to secure access to the building by removing fire escape stairs.
The Rescue Company is trained in collapse rescue, performing structural size-up, emergency shoring, lifting, cribbing, void search and victim extrication.
There were no injuries.
The Syracuse Fire Department turned the scene over to the City of Syracuse’s Division of Codes Enforcement.