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'Partial' roof collapse closes Marana home improvement store

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Posted: Wednesday, February 4, 2009 12:00 am

A Marana Lowe’s home improvement store was evacuated Wednesday morning after its roof “partially collapsed,” according to Northwest Fire/Rescue District officials.

Contractors were working on the roof at the southwest end of the store about 9:27 a.m. when a “supporting beam was cut,” Northwest Fire spokeswoman Katy Heiden said.

“Two other horizontal beams slipped a couple of feet” as a result, Heiden added.

The store was evacuated as a precaution, she said. No was injured.

“There was at no time a danger to customers in the store,” Heiden said Feb. 4. “It really wasn’t an area customers were probably in.”

About 11 a.m., the store’s parking lot was nearly empty. Both entrances of the store at 4075 W. Ina Road were cordoned off, and employees had gathered in the parking lot.

Would-be customers who happened across the scene were quickly turned away.

Fire district officials did not say when the store would re-open. Lowe’s officials were unavailable for comment.

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