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Roof of Somerville auto body shop collapses

The roof of an auto shop in Somerville collapsed on Tuesday, officials said.Courtesy of Somerville Photo Department

The roof of an autobody shop in Somerville collapsed Tuesday afternoon, damaging or totaling several vehicles, officials said.

No injuries were reported in the collapse at 297 Medford St., Somerville Fire Chief Charles Breen said in an e-mail at 5:40 p.m.

A building inspector was on-scene “evaluating next steps,” and utility companies were shutting off gas and electricity, he said.

A collapse zone had been secured around the building, he said.

At least six vehicles were damaged, and four were totaled, he said.

No cause has been determined, he said.

This breaking news story will be updated if more information becomes available.

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