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Building collapses in Berkhamsted High Street

The collapsed building in Berkhamsted
Image caption Firefighters at first thought a car could have hit the property

A town high street in Hertfordshire has been closed after a building collapsed during the night.

Firefighters at the scene in Berkhamsted thought a car may have struck the property but the council said that was not the case.

A structural engineer from Dacorum Borough Council said the collapse was due to a structural fault with the building.

No-one was injured in the incident but the town's High Street was closed.

A spokesman for Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said there were no gas or electricity problems.

The building had once been a men's outfitters.

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