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Hartford Road Cleared As Building Collapse ‘Imminent’

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A residential building at 26-28 Putnam St. was close to collapse Thursday afternoon, with some walls bowing outward, forcing the city to evacuate six families who live there, a spokeswoman for the mayor’s office said.

The building was cleared Thursday afternoon as police and fire officials, along with officials of other city departments checked the building.

Because of the bowing of the brick walls, the officials were concerned that the heavy rain may cause the building to collapse.

The city is helping with the relocation of the six families who live in the building, said Maribel La Luz, spokeswoman for Mayor Pedro Segarra‘s office.

“We are doing everything possible to make sure that all individuals are out of harm’s way,” said La Luz.

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