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BEND, OR -- Heavy snow caused a roof collapse at a Hooker Creek storage facility in Bend, Thursday morning. 

Fire crews responded at about 8:30 and searched the building on Nels Anderson Road to determine no one was trapped inside. They also assisted with salvaging equipment and materials. 
 
The collapse started in the middle of the peak, so the roof was still attached to the walls. 
 
Bend Fire says the weight of snow can weaken roofs over time. They recommend finding a safe way to remove snow from the lower edges of a roof to relieve some of the stress on structures. 

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