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Chicago house collapses partially

August 9, 2008 5:14:56 PM PDT
A house on Chicago's West Side had to be demolished after it collapsed partially Saturday morning.The house at 452 North Oakley crumbled just after 11 a.m.

It was initially reported that a person was inside, but a search revealed the house was not occupied. No one was hurt.

It is not clear what prompted the collapse. It did trigger a gas leak, but the gas was shut off quickly.

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the collapse.


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