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Northwest Fire District confirmed three people were injured after part of the roof of a DES building at Ina and Thornydale collapsed on Monday afternoon.

At least four people were under the roof when it collapsed and three were hurt, according to NWFD Capt. Adam Goldberg.

One woman who saw it happen said she heard a loud bang.

“I was standing here, right by the door, and I looked over the ceiling was on the floor, blood just dripping from her head,” Jaylene Weitzman said.

Northwest firefighters said two victims were taken to the hospital and another was treated at the scene. They all suffered cuts and lacerations..

Fire crews said they recived several 911 calls of a roof collapse with people possibly trapped underneath. Special crews showed up here with shoring equipment in case of a collapse.

“We know there has been rain in the last couple days,” NWFD Capt. Adam Goldberg said. “There are water marks and water stains on the dry wall. One could conclude that water weakened the drywall causing it to come down. That has not been confirmed yet.”

Orange tarp was put up to prevent customers from walking through the breezeway. The front door of the DES office will remain closed until the entire roof is off. Customers are asked to use the backdoor until all of the damage is fixed.

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