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Strong winds blow down new construction

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SOAP LAKE — No one was injured Friday when strong winds blew the roof off the shell of a strip mall under construction north of town and caused two of its walls to collapse.

The structure, at the corner of Second Avenue Northwest and Highway 17, collapsed at approximately 2 p.m., Soap Lake Fire Chief Brandon Hood said.

Around that time, the National Weather Service website recorded wind gusts of about 36 miles per hour.

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