BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Friday's high winds caused a building to collapse on Buffalo's east side.
Neighbors say the old brick building on Guilford Street has been vacant for 30 years or more, and used to be the home of Goodwill.
Sometime around 11 o'clock Friday morning, the entire southeast corner of the building came tumbling down, leaving a mass of bricks, wood framework, and part of a metal garage-style door.
The roof was already caved in, according to Buffalo Fire Battalion Chief Tom Meldrum, and the weight of that, combined with the strong winds, was just too much for the decaying structure to support itself.
Guilford Street, between Genesee and Sycamore Streets, has been closed all day, while engineers from the city's Building Department work to try to stabilize what's left of the building.
Battalion Chief Meldrum said, "It's a big building. It can cover a lot of ground if it comes down. So we're just trying to make it safe, because there's other areas that are still unstable."
The building's owner was using it to store equipment; Battalion Chief Meldrum did not have an exact damage estimate.
No one was hurt during or after the collapse.
Guilford Street is expected to reopen later Friday evening.
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