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Roof of Best Buy Warehouse in Woodside Collapses: FDNY

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March 2, 2021 By Christina Santucci

The roof of a Best Buy warehouse in Woodside partially collapsed Monday night.

More than a dozen firefighters responded to the location, at 32-49 49th St., after the incident was reported around 7 p.m.

No one was injured in the incident, fire officials said. The building — a storage unit for Best Buy — was closed at the time, WABC reported. The warehouse is located across the street from the Best Buy store.

The collapse knocked out a wall of the building into an adjacent parking lot and took out a gas line, FDNY Battalion Chief Brian Deery said in a statement from the scene.

Officials did not believe that winds were a factor, according to FOX5.

A vacate order for the warehouse was issued, and the FDNY requested an inspection into the building’s structural stability, according to the Department of Buildings website.

 

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ABoondy

worst buy should have taken care if this. the landlord can and most likely will fix it, but will pass on the cost through tenant operating costs escalations that most likely are in their lease. maintenance would have cost them much less than what this will cost to repair.

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Smiley Virus

Not a rocket surgeon, but lemme guess: added undue weight from snow and ice accumulation caused partial collapse of structure.

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