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UPDATED: 1 fatality reported after collapse firefighters in York, PA

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A major structural collapse reported at the site of a multi-alarm fire that began yesterday (Wednesday) in York, Pennsylvania. There had been previous collapses at the building earlier in the operation. It appears firefighters were dealing with hot spots when the collapse trapped a number of firefighters this afternoon. It appears they have now been removed from the rubble. Waiting for details.

York Daily Record:

The York County Coroner’s Office has been called for one casualty in connection with Thursday afternoon’s collapse at the former Weaver Organ and Piano building in York.

The coroner was dispatched to a local hospital, the office confirmed.

On Thursday morning, firefighters had been attempting to root out any hot spots, and officials had planned to comb through the wreckage in hopes of determining what caused the fire.

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York Dispatch:

At least three firefighters were taken away in ambulances after a wall collapsed at the site of the former Weaver Piano & Organ Co. Thursday afternoon.

Rescue crews have been called to the scene of Wednesday night's fire at the old Weaver Organ and Piano building for several individuals trapped inside, according to York County 911.

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Thursday, March 22, 2018

A mayday call went out shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday, March 22, according to York County 911 dispatches.

A wall on the south side of the building beside Philadelphia Street collapsed, bringing that part of the four-story building down as firefighters were inside.

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Sean Taylor, WPMT-TV:

The building was in the process of being converted into loft apartments when it caught fire Wednesday. The north side portion of the building collapsed around 6 p.m. that night. Crews have been battling the blaze around the clock since then.

About 55 minutes prior to the second collapse, FOX43’s Ashley Paul reported that another spot of the building had rekindled.

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