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Building collapses in downtown Asheville

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Bricks scattered along Carolina Lane after the building collapsed. (Jan. 24, 2013/Kelley Klope for Asheville Fire Dept.) Bricks scattered along Carolina Lane after the building collapsed. (Jan. 24, 2013/Kelley Klope for Asheville Fire Dept.)
ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Asheville Fire officials said a building in downtown collapsed Thursday afternoon.

The spokesperson for the Asheville Fire Department said the 5,200-square-foot building built in 1917 collapsed along Carolina Lane.

Officials said there were no reported injuries and crews are assessing the damage. They said the believe the building was in the process of being demolished or under construction.

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Asheville police said Walnut Street between Lexington and Biltmore was closed because of the collapse.

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