Demolition of the historic South Aspect constructing begins after a 4-alarm hearth in Pittsburgh

A four-story building in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood, built at least 141 years ago, is being demolished after a massive fire. Watch the Sky 4 video of the demolition in the video player above. Firefighters worked for hours to contain the big fire on Monday afternoon, flames and smoke poured out of the building on the 1100 block of East Carson Street. At one point, the 11th Street side of the building collapsed, dousing the streets with brick, glass and other materials. Public security officials said the building was structurally out of order. The building housed the South Side Chamber of Commerce offices, a barber shop and six apartments. Tap the video above to see the moments when the building collapsed. Fire chief Darryl Jones said no one was injured in the fire that broke out around 3 p.m. on Monday and the cause of the fire is still being investigated. Officials said East Carson Street, between 10th and 12th Streets, would be closed until Wednesday. Trucks are recommended to use Arlington Avenue and 18th Street as alternate routes. The American Red Cross said it would provide resources and immediate assistance including food, shelter and clothing to residents affected by the fire. The Associated Press contributed to this article.

A four-story building in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood, built at least 141 years ago, is being demolished after a massive fire.

Watch the Sky 4 video of the demolition in the video player above.

Firefighters worked for hours to contain the fire, which spilled large flames and smoke from the building on the 1100 block of East Carson Street Monday afternoon.

At some point, the side of the building on 11th Street collapsed, showering the streets with bricks, glass, and other materials. Public safety officials said the building was structurally imperfect.

The building housed the South Side Chamber of Commerce offices, a barber shop and six apartments.

Tap the video above to see the moments when the building collapsed.

Fire chief Darryl Jones said no one was injured in the fire that broke out around 3 p.m. on Monday and the cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Officials said East Carson Street will be closed between 10th and 12th streets through Wednesday. Trucks are recommended to use Arlington Avenue and 18th Street as alternate routes.

The American Red Cross said it would provide resources and immediate assistance including food, shelter and clothing to residents affected by the fire.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

South Side Fire

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UPDATE: After a partial collapse, the structure is considered structurally imperfect. The building is now to be demolished. There were no injuries. The fire investigation unit will investigate the cause of the fire.

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