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.

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