CVS roof collapses in the Bronx; no serious injuries reported

Posted at 2:16 PM, Feb 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-19 19:03:14-05

THE BRONX (PIX11) — A CVS in the Bronx was evacuated Wednesday after its roof partially collapsed.

The FDNY  responded to the store on White Plans Road and Burke Avenue after 1 p.m.

All employees and customers were evacuated. No serious injuries have been reported.

It’s unclear what caused the collapse.

Daphne Isaacs summed up this roof collapse of the CVS at Burke Avenue and White Plains road with one word, “catastrophe.”


(Photo: Mario Diaz/WPIX)

Isaacs had just exited the store shortly before 1:30 PM when the roof, weighed down by snow accumulation, simply gave way.

The impact of the collapse, so powerful, it blew out holes on the north side of the building.  Alexis Edwards was working yards away across the street when she realized something was wrong, “I saw the smoke pop and as we were about to call CVS to let them know that something is going on a pedestrian came in and she let us know that the roof had caved in.”

Personnel from the NYPD, FDNY, and Con Edison arrived minutes after and remained on the scene into the evening to secure the building and ensure that no one remained  inside.

The unbelievable component is  that no one was seriously injured. One member of the FDNY conveying to me, “They were very lucky.”