Awning collapses at McDonald’s near Tucker

A portion of an awning from a DeKalb County McDonald's has collapsed, fire officials said. The restaurant is located on Chamblee-Tucker Road, near Tucker.

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A portion of an awning from a DeKalb County McDonald's has collapsed, fire officials said. The restaurant is located on Chamblee-Tucker Road, near Tucker.

A 100-foot awning at a DeKalb County McDonald’s collapsed Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said.

The restaurant is located on Chamblee-Tucker Road, near Tucker.

No injuries were reported when the section of roof fell to the ground, DeKalb fire Chief Edward O’Brien told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“The good thing is no one was underneath it,” O’Brien said. “It’s a very heavy section.”

No one was under the awning at the time it collapsed, and no vehicles were damaged, O’Brien said.

The awning extended from the roof of the restaurant and covered the entrance and exit doors.

“Just by the Egg McMuffin sign, there’s an exit right there,” O’Brien said.

A customer walked into the restaurant just seconds before the collapse, Battalion Chief William Roberts said. Employees called 911, unsure if anyone was trapped under the collapse, Roberts said.

First responders cut inspection holes into the damaged roof to check for victims, Roberts said.

“It appears to be just a weakened structure at this time,” Roberts said. “We’re not really sure.”

Building inspectors were called to the scene to assist with the investigation. The restaurant, which was evacuated, is expected to be closed indefinitely for the investigation and repairs.

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