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Georgetown building partially collapses on Wisconsin Avenue

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Fire officials are investigating the partial collapse of a building on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.

The collapse, which occurred at 1422 Wisconsin Ave. NW, is under investigation.

Initial reports indicated that a gas explosion may have been the cause of the collapse, but D.C. Fire & EMS officials say that no explosion occurred. The odor of natural gas was present in the area after the incident.

The ceiling of the first floor apparently collapsed in on itself in the 19th Century-era building, which was being renovated.

Wisconsin Avenue was partially shut down for a period of time while authorities investigated the collapse. Several nearby buildings were also evacuated while workers shut off the gas to the building.

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