Building collapses in Washington DC's adult entertainment district
A building near a gentlemen's club in Washington, DC collapsed Friday. (Source: WUSA/CNN)
A building collapsed adjacent to a Washington, DC gentlemen's club on Friday. (Source: WJLA/CNN)
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) – Firefighters responded to a partial building collapse in Washington, DC's adult entertainment district Friday afternoon.
The building collapsed through The Cloakroom Gentlemen's Club in northwest D.C., and eye witnesses told local affiliates that people inside the building were forced to jump from second-story windows to escape.
One person was treated for minor injuries and first responders are searching for more possible victims in the rubble.
The third floor collapsed following the initial incident, bringing the building down from roof to basement, according to WUSA. Firefighters were about to enter the unstable structure before the second collapse happened.
Two buildings surrounding the property are still standing, but may be unstable according to DC fire officials.
The structure housed a nail salon, the gentlemen's club and two buildings for sale.
No injuries have been reported. The cause of the collapse is unknown.