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Debris, broken glass falling from Fort Worth building closes streets downtown

Broken high-rise windows close streets in downtown Fort Worth

A cable from a window washing apparatus broke out windows on the 17th floor of the Wells Fargo Tower in downtown Fort Worth. Streets surrounding the building were closed Tuesday morning. No injuries were reported.
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A cable from a window washing apparatus broke out windows on the 17th floor of the Wells Fargo Tower in downtown Fort Worth. Streets surrounding the building were closed Tuesday morning. No injuries were reported.

Debris falling from a Fort Worth building has shut down a block of downtown.

Crews were called to the Frost Tower building on Thursday morning due to broken glass. Lamar Street between Fifth and Sixth streets, including sidewalks, are closed.

The Fort Worth Fire Department said on Wednesday night that large debris had fallen from the building and that the sign had come loose. The sign has been secured.

Last month, another street in downtown was close after a loose cable from window washing apparatus smashed glass windows on a building in the 200 block of Commerce Street, a fire official said.

Officials set up barriers on Fifth Street from Burnett Plaza to Taylor Street and on Lamar Street from Fourth Street to Sixth Street. Crews said they should be finished cleaning up within an hour and police are providing additional barriers.

The fire department had not received reports of damage to any other buildings.

No pedestrians or workers were injured in either incident.

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Nichole Manna is an investigative reporter for the Star-Telegram. Before moving to Fort Worth in July 2018, she covered crime and breaking news in Tennessee, North Carolina, Nebraska and Kansas. She is a 2012 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and grew up in Florida.

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