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2 people rescued, 1 hurt when roof collapses at Idaho bar

LAVA HOT SPRINGS, Idaho — Two people were rescued after a roof collapsed at a bar in southeastern Idaho on Wednesday, authorities

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One woman suffered minor injuries after the roof at the Blue Moon Bar and Grill in Lava Hot Springs caved in at about 3:45 p.m. MST. She was taken to an area hospital, KTVB reported.

Deputies received a call from one of the people trapped inside the building, according to the television station.

In a news release posted on Facebook, the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office closed Elm Street and 1st Avenue East near the bar because of debris. The sheriff’s office said roads will be closed at least until Thursday.

Apartments that were adjacent to the bar were evacuated, KBOI-TV reported.

It was unclear what caused the roof to collapse. Sheriff Tony Manu told East Idaho News he suspected the amount of snow on the bar’s roof may have been the reason but added that he would wait for a report from engineers investigating the incident.

It was also unclear how many people were in the building when it collapsed.

“More information will be released as the situation allows,” the sheriff’s office said. “Insurance investigators have been notified and are expected to survey the scene as soon as possible.”