DC firefighters shore collapsed Watergate parking garage

The three-story garage collapsed; a cadaver dog indicated there may be one dead


The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser says a cadaver dog made a possible hit at the site of a collapsed parking garage at the Watergate complex in Washington.

Bowser said Friday that rescuers are shifting from a search and rescue operation to a recovery operation. She says it will be a long process as firefighters work to shore up the site to search for a possible victim.

DC Fire Department move equipment into the garage at the Watergate complex after a structural collapse incident. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

DC Fire Department move equipment into the garage at the Watergate complex after a structural collapse incident. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Fire department spokesman Timothy Wilson says three stories of the garage collapsed Friday morning. One person sustained a minor injury and was taken to a hospital. The area was under construction at the time.

Officials say all construction workers have been accounted for.

Much of the complex remains evacuated, including condominiums located near the collapse site.

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