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Building crumbling in downtown Sioux Falls

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Update: SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - No injuries were reported when bricks fell from the side of a three-story building in Sioux Falls.
   
Bricks began falling to the sidewalk at the Larson Square building about 10 p.m. Tuesday. The incident prompted the closure of a section of Main Avenue, and firefighters were called to the scene to peel loose bricks from the wall.
   
The building houses apartments and a restaurant. Fire Department Capt. Troy Scandin says the structural integrity of the building is fine.
   
The bricks fell from a veneer wall. Authorities believe rotting wood behind the bricks might have caused the bricks in a 250-square-foot section to fall.

Original story:

A building in downtown Sioux Falls is crumbling. The facade fell from the top floor of the historic building at 4th Street and Main Avenue.

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue crews were on scene late Tuesday evening, investigating what happened and if the building is safe.

Metro Communications says no one was injured by the falling debris, but Fire Rescue crews do ask that you avoid that area downtown, while they clear the scene.

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