Nov 27, 2010 11:05 AM by AP

All people accounted for after thrift store partial collapse

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Customers and employees have safely escaped after the partial collapse of a Colorado thrift store's ceiling.

Firefighters carefully searched through the rubble for several hours Friday after employees said they thought a shopper might not have made it out of the Salvation Army store in Grand Junction. But fire department spokesman Mike Page says crews and search dogs didn't find anyone in the debris.

Part of the ceiling fell onto the metal building's first floor around 3:30 p.m. There were 22 people in the store at the time. Firefighters cut a hole through the side of the building and started looking through the rubble. One person was treated on site for respiratory problems and a firefighter was treated for a cut hand.

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