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Vacaville Fire Department officials are blaming pigeons for the collapse of a gas station awning Monday that nearly struck a woman who had just finished filling her tank. Vacaville resident Chris Doss had stopped at Quick Way Gas located in the 400 block of Merchant Street when a quarter of the station’s metal roofing came thundering down next to her under the weight of several inches of bird droppings.
“It just went ‘boom’ and then it all came down,” said Doss, who had just finished putting gas in her silver 2007 Mazda 3.
She had just gotten back into her car on one side of the island at about 2:21 p.m. and hadn’t even had a chance to put the key in the ignition when the entire roofing section on the other side of the island collapsed, giving way to an avalanche of bird droppings.
Doss sat there in shock for a moment, not knowing what to do, she said…
According to Vacaville Fire Battalion Chief Brian Moore, the section of the roof was brought down by the weight of the pigeon droppings that had accumulated over the years…
For Chris Doss though, it was definitely her lucky day.
“I’m glad that I parked on that side,” she said. “I should go get a lotto ticket.”