House collapses in Sunnyside area

A one-story house at 149 Mangels Ave. in the Sunnyside neighborhood collapsed Sunday, damaging a neighboring home.

Fire Department officials received a call reporting the collapse at 2:45 p.m.

No one was injured in the incident, but a neighboring home to the east at 139 Mangels Ave. was damaged when a falling roof corner struck it. A public walkway west of the collapsed house will also be closed indefinitely.

Lisa Katzman, a resident of the damaged house next door, said her home had been yellow-tagged until it could be inspected.

“They’re telling us we can’t spend the night here,” Katzman said.

Katzman described the collapsed house, which was reportedly undergoing construction, as being “a wreck” and in poor condition even before the collapse. The owners had reportedly bought it for around $525,000 despite problems including dry rot, she said, and were trying to repair it themselves when it fell in on itself.

Bay Area NewsLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Although The City has been shut down and largely empty, people have enjoyed gathering in places such as Dolores Park. <ins>(Al Saracevic/The Examiner)</ins>
Come back to San Francisco: The City needs you now

Time to get out of the house, people. The City’s been lonely… Continue reading

A surveillance camera outside Macy’s at Union Square on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Is the tide turning against surveillance cameras in SF?

Crime-fighting camera networks are springing up in commercial areas all around San… Continue reading

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott speaks alongside Mayor London Breed at a news conference about 2019 crime statistics at SFPD headquarters on Jan. 21, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
What the media gets wrong about crime in San Francisco

By Lincoln Mitchell Special to The Examiner Seemingly every day now, you… Continue reading

Vice President Kamala Harris is under fire for her comments in Guatemala earlier this week. (Examiner file photo.)
SF immigration advocates slam Kamala Harris’ ‘betrayal’ to her past

Kamala Harris’ comments earlier this week discouraging Central Americans from traveling to… Continue reading

Youth activists with the Sunrise Movement march along a rural road during their two-week trek from Paradise to San Francisco to call attention to an increase in deadly wildfires as a result of climate change on June 2, 2021. (Photo by Brooke Anderson)
Weeks-long climate march culminates on the Golden Gate Bridge

Lola’s alarm goes off most mornings before dawn. The 17-year-old high school… Continue reading

Most Read