Building Collapse Closes City Street

September 27, 2013 Updated Jul 7, 2010 at 4:12 PM EDT

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September 27, 2013 Updated Jul 7, 2010 at 4:12 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) -- The roof of a vacant building at the corner of Genesee and High Street in Buffalo has collapsed, causing officials to close part of High Street Wednesday afternoon.

Bricks fell from the roof of the vacant, four-story building onto part of the sidewalk on High Street. Officials concerned for pedestrian safety have roped-off the area near the building.

Crews were working on knocking away loose bricks to make the area safe, though City officials will have to decide whether the building will need to be demolished.