Car Squash: Canopy Collapses on Vehicles

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A nearly 100-foot section of a concrete canopy collapsed Sunday on several cars at a Hollywood car wash, authorities said.

The lightweight concrete structure, apparently used for staging cars awaiting a wash or detailing, collapsed and fell over the high-end vehicles in a "blanket-like" fashion, said Los Angeles city fire spokesman Brian Humphrey.

Seventy-five firefighters responded to the 12:53 p.m. report of a collapse at Sunset Car Wash at 7955 W. Sunset Blvd, said Humphrey.

The vehicles were not occupied and no one was injured in the incident, said Humphrey. The fuel pumps in the area of the structure were no longer operable, he said.

The structure was made of concrete sprayed onto a wire framework. The Department of Building and Safety closed the car wash as crews assessed the safety of the site.

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