The roof in back of the Fast Fashions building on East Main Street in Xenia collapsed during heavy rain June 30, 2020. JIM NOELKER / STAFF

Roof collapses at Fast Fashions during heavy rain in Xenia

Crews were called around 3:45 p.m. to the store, 33 E. Main St. after the center section of the roof to the building collapsed.

“It appears that there was a drain up on that roof that runs from some of the buildings that had a common drain; it could have possibly got clogged or just overrun with water and too much weight collapsed it into the store,” Xenia Fire Chief Kenneth Riggsby said.

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The building owner estimated damage between $20,000 and $30,000.

There were people inside the store, but no one was hurt. The collapse did not happen in the retail area, but where the business performs alterations, Riggsby said.

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