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NY Chinatown building evacuated. In danger of collapsing

The New York Fire Department ordered a building in New York evacuated Wednesday out of fear it could collapse.

ABC7 reports the Fire Department asked building inspectors to perform a structural stability test on 111 Mott Street in Chinatown after the facade began to bulge.

According to PIX11, authorities became alarmed when part of the brick structure became detached. A look at the fire escape also showed signs of corrosion.

The order to evacuate displaced 15 people, reported CBSNY. The Red Cross has been called in to assist those tenants living atop the Boss Vision Eye Care Clinic.

Resident Rachel Bryant woke up and couldn’t believe what she discovered.

“They’re just like leaning off, the whole front of the face of the building is all attached together, and then it’s all going to collapse with the fire escapes and everything off the side of the building,” said Bryant who promptly called the Fire Department.

Inspectors also ordered the first floor tenants at 109 Mott Street to evacuate as well.

Residents of 9 apartments have been told they will be out of their homes two to three days.

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