Clark County Fire Department says a partial building collapse happened at a La Bonita Supermarket on Desert Inn Road near Eastern Avenue around 6:10 a.m. Friday.
CCFD sent 6 engines, 2 trucks, 2 rescues and 2 battalion chiefs. A heavy rescue company and air unit also responded.
When they arrived, they discovered the front mansard of the building had collapsed. They were told that people were trapped in the rubble and crews began searching for anyone who was trapped.
4 people were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
La Bonita sent the following statement:
At this point we don’t know the cause of the incident and are working with the proper authorities in charge of the investigation of the awning collapse that injured four people early Friday morning. The people injured were transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Our Desert In location will remain closed until further notice and/or cleared by the proper authorities.
All employees will be given the day off fully paid and offered any medical or emotional support services if needed. Once they are ready, they will be relocated to another location until we can reopen Desert inn store.
At this moment we can only thank God that this happened so early in the morning and not during busier hours. As we get more information, we will update everyone via social media and our website. We would like to thank all the first responders who arrived quickly and helped the injured.
– Armando Martinez
La Bonita Supermarkets General Manager
At this time, it is not known what happened or how much the damage will cost.
The property owner has been advised to hire an engineer to assess what caused the collapse and to provide the results of that assessment to our Building Department for further evaluation. #Vegas https://t.co/igqs6nIpCp— Clark County Nevada (@ClarkCountyNV) August 13, 2021
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Reporter Alicia Pattillo at the scene.
"It happened out of nowhere" La Bonita Supermarket near Desert Inn & Eastern Ave. partially collapsed this morning. https://t.co/HEs9FYVaFM— Kelsey McFarland (@KelseyMarie_TV) August 13, 2021
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