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Lawrence Building Collapse Prompts Evacuations

LAWRENCE (CBS) — Nearby buildings had to be evacuated after a Newbury Street building collapsed during a planned demolition Wednesday morning, the Lawrence Fire Department said.

A building collapsed on Newbury Street in Lawrence Wednesday morning. (WBZ-TV)

A building collapsed on Newbury Street in Lawrence Wednesday morning. (WBZ-TV)

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera told WBZ-TV the construction company had a permit for the demolition, and that there was no emergency situation.

No injuries have yet been reported.

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