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Blaze started around 3 a.m.

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Building under construction at Washington & LaGrange Streets

Boston police and other emergency workers are responding to a collapse at a building under construction near Washington and LaGrange Streets in Boston.

Two workers were injured, according to Boston EMS. The injuries were described as not life-threatening.

The Boston Fire Department described the incident as a “partial building collapse.”

Streets in the vicinity of the building at 45 Stuart Street are being shut down. Construction workers were evacuated from the building.

NewsCenter 5 and will have more details as they become available.



Rescue workers search for victims at the scene of a collapsed five-storey building, which was under construction, in Guarulhos near Sao Paulo, Dec. 2, 2013. There were no initial reports of casualties.   NACHO DOCE, REUTERS

RIO DE JANEIRO – A five-story building under construction collapsed Monday night in the Sao Paulo suburb of Guarulhos, although there were no immediate reports of casualties.

The collapse happened after most workers had left for the day, but it wasn’t known if anyone was still on the site when the accident occurred.

Firefighters and other emergency personnel with flashlights climbed over the pile of rubble to check for possible casualties.

The collapse came just five days after two construction workers were killed when a crane fell at a Sao Paulo stadium that is slated to host the opening game of next year’s World Cup. The accident sparked questions about Brazil’s readiness to host the soccer tournament.