Manassas building collapses amid high winds; no injuries

 MANASSAS, Va. (AP) -- A century-old building in historic downtown Manassas has collapsed, likely a result of high winds that swept through the region.

The collapse occurred Saturday at about 9 p.m. at 9414 Battle St.

City spokeswoman Patty Prince said no one was injured, but 14 people were evacuated from nearby apartments as a precaution.

The building was vacant and had most recently housed a dry-cleaning business.

Property records show the building dated back to 1906.

Prince said investigators are continuing their work but currently believe high winds associated with winter weather were to blame.


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