BROOKLYN - Officials from the city’s Department of Buildings are trying to determine what caused a wall to collapse in Crown Heights.

Officials say a retaining wall with non-attached garages came crashing down at around 7:15 a.m. at 1640 Carroll St.

Neighbors say they heard a loud rumbling and felt shaking when it happened. Rescue crews did a surface search for victims and brought in K-9 units to sniff out any possible victims.

No injuries were reported, but there is significant damage on the property and several cars were crushed.


Officials interviewed occupants of the building and were able to account for the car owners.


The fire chief said the wall had no support and that rain may have played a factor in the collapse.