|FDNY rushes to Brooklyn Bridge facade collapse. MK Metz, McBrooklyn|
Multiple fire and rescue units converged at the Brooklyn Bridge at Washington Street and Prospect in DUMBO, Brooklyn following what dispatchers called a "major wall collapse."
The call came in to 911 at 7:42 p.m., in the middle of a downpour and a barage of hundreds of lightening strikes.
"The facade fell down," said one caller. "No one knows if anyone is under it or not."
UPDATE 8:03 p.m.: FDNY has blocked off Cadman Plaza West as dozens of FDNY and NYPD units work at the scene of the collapse.
UPDATE: 8:10 p.m. FDNY says the facade to the Brooklyn Bridge walkway collapsed.
Witness told rescuers that no one else was in the rubble but dogs have been called in. OEM is on the scene.
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