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Vacant rowhouse partially collapses in West Baltimore amid strong winds

An end unit vacant rowhouse in West Baltimore partially collapsed Friday amid strong winds.

The collapse occurred at 1628 W. Fayette Street in the Franklin Square neighborhood, as wind gusts were expected to reach up to 70 mph Friday.

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A spokeswoman from the fire department did not immediately respond to a call for comment Friday afternoon.

The strong winds blew off the roof, third floor and brick facade of a vacant rowhouse. Rubble was scattered across the street as housing inspectors cordoned off the block. The vacant house backs up to a playground.

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Additional information was not immediately available.

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