Food Warehouse Roof in Fargo, North Dakota, Collapses from Snow, Ice

February 10, 2010

Authorities say snow and ice buildup led to roof collapses at a large food warehouse in Fargo, N.D.

Fire Department Capt. Mike Hendrickson says no one was hurt in the collapses.

Hendrickson says a 100-by-100-foot section of the Sysco Food Systems roof collapsed just before midnight Feb. 8, breaking the sprinkler system and flooding parts of the building. A 50-by-100-foot section collapsed about 7 a.m. Feb. 9.

Hendrickson says the first section of roof landed on some heavy metal racks, but the second section plunged all the way to the floor.

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