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Local Business's Roof Collapses During Storm

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Posted at 5:56 PM, Jul 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 08:38:37-04

WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. - Emergency crews were called to a White House business Tuesday afternoon after part of the building’s roof collapsed following a dangerous storm.

The White House Fire Department arrived at Lowes’ Mill Work on Hester Drive around 4:30 p.m.

Fire Chief Joe Palmer said when they arrived water was flowing through the building. The cause was a sprinkler main that broke when a section of the roof collapsed.

Luckily no one was injured.

Chief Palmer commended the company for getting all the employees out safe.

“They did a good job getting everyone out of the building and get them accounted for. Management here , we worked closely with them and they did a good job doing that,” said Palmer.

The section of the damaged roof is estimated around 40 feet by 50 feet wide.

Officials say the plan is to turn off gas and power to the building to keep a fire from breaking out. The rest of the building is said to be stable.

Workers are not expected to go back today due to structural damage and the safety features of the building being down.