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Irving parking garage collapse damages more than 20 cars

A portion of a suburban Dallas parking garage has collapsed, sending vehicles and rubble onto others below, but authorities say there are no apparent injuries. The collapse happened at about 11:30 a.m. in the 4500 block of Fuller Drive.

Twenty-one vehicles were involved, but specific details about the damage is not yet known, the Irving Fire Department said.

Pictures and video showed cars both on top and under slabs of concrete that collapsed from a top floor. Other vehicles were piled against one another.

Canine units verified no one was injured in the collapse after searching through the rubble, Irving Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief J. Taylor confirmed later Tuesday afternoon.

“There are no visual victims in any of the cars we can physically get to,” Taylor said.

"It may be a couple of days before we get to them [the cars]. It's a bit of a challenge," Taylor said. “A secondary collapse is always our biggest fear. It looks to be stable, but we don’t know that. Any rocking that occurred in that collapse will need to be evaluated.”

The cause of the collapse is under investigation. Officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are en route to investigate, as well.

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