Roof collapses at Detroit beauty supply store

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

Detroit fire crews were on the scene of a roof collapse Wednesday afternoon at a business on the city's west side.

The inside of the store after the roof collapse

Three people who were inside the Davison Beauty Supply at the time of the collapse escaped unharmed, officials said. The business sits at the corner of W. Davison and 14th.

Dekoda Sanford said around 2 p.m. Wednesday, he was washing cars across the street at Rocky's Car Wash when he heard a loud boom.

Dekoda Sanford, an employee at Rocky's Car Wash, speaks with the media on Wednesday after a roof collapse at the Davison Beauty Supply store.

"We watched the whole thing fall apart," he said. "We saw the bricks because they were falling. It was really scary. It made me jump."

Detroit police and water department employees also were on the scene.

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Detroit News photographer Steve Perez contributed.