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Scaffolding collapses in downtown San Antonio, lands on St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Scaffolding outside a building in downtown San Antonio came crashing down as severe storms moved through the region Thursday night.

The San Antonio Fire Department said they were called to the area of East Martin Street and North St. Mary’s Street at around 9:30 p.m. for a report of a building collapse.

When crews got to the scene, they were able to determine it was scaffolding that had collapsed and not an actual building.

The scaffolding was about 100 feet tall and had been attached to the AT&T building on Martin Street near the Tobin Center.  It fell, landing in the street and on St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

The fire department said three people were in the area when the collapse happened, but none of them were hurt.

The department expects Martin Street to be closed for a while while they clear the scene and check to see if there is any additional damage.


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