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House Collapse Under Investigation in Irvington Township

By rlsmetro on

Irvington Township officials are looking into the cause of a house collapse that occurred this afternoon. 

Officials said that around 3:46 p.m., Irvington Firefighters responded to a report of a building collapse at 73 Welland Avenue.

Upon arrival, crews found a two and a half story residential home with the first floor collapsed into the basement.

According to officials, there was a single worker on the scene who was running a backhoe and was uninjured. The building was under extensive rehab and therefore unoccupied.

First arriving units conducted a primary search of the area and the premises where they confirmed no one was trapped or injured, according to officials. 

PSE&G secured gas and electricity to the structure and the scene was placed under control at 5:03 p.m., officials said. 

The cause of the collapse is under investigation and thus far undetermined.