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Old Piedmont Leaf Tobacco Building in Winston-Salem collapses

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.– Winston-Salem Fire Department said it was time, previous fire damage and weather that caused the Piedmont Leaf Tobacco Building at 10th and Chestnut St. to cave in on Wednesday evening.

The incident was reported to police shortly after 8:00 p.m.

Residents initially reported hearing a large explosion, but the loud noise of the building falling was the sound people heard, according to officials.

The building was vacant at the time, and has been for years.

No injuries were reported.

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