At least five apartments were affected, according to police. The American Red Cross is on the scene to help those affected by the incident.
Crews investigating in one of the buildings said the level of debris made it unsafe to move up to the second floor.
Crews responded to an apartment building collapse in Middletown in the 400 block of Cribbs Avenue on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.
Teresa Waryas, who lives several doors down from the affected apartments, said she was sleeping when she heard a loud boom. She and her daughter saw smoke, but no fire, from the building.
“It was crazy,” she said. “I just can’t believe it.”
Crews from Duke Energy checked the scene, and officials said the air quality was normal.