A portion of a French Quarter building crumbled and dropped debris from three stories high onto the sidewalk in the 600 block of Toulouse Street on Saturday morning, according to the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD).
No injuries were reported.
NOLA Ready reported the collapse on Twitter at 10:45 a.m. The NOFD identified the portion of the building that broke apart as the parapet, or a wall at the edge of a roof.
The NOFD identified 627 Toulouse Street as the exact location of the collapse.
The @NOLAFireDept & @NOPDNews are responding to a partial building collapse in the #FrenchQuarter. The 600 block of Toulouse is closed to traffic. Avoid the area and listen to the instructions of public safety personnel.— NOLA Ready (@nolaready) January 4, 2020
Police and fire personnel temporarily closed the 600 block of Toulouse Street for a brief period of time. City code inspectors are evaluating the building.