Building collapses in Columbia - WKRN News 2

Building collapses in Columbia

Posted: Updated: Sep 27, 2013 02:02 AM
Engineers and fire officials surveying the damage. Engineers and fire officials surveying the damage.

A vacant building partially collapsed in downtown Columbia Thursday night.

Authorities were called around 7:15 p.m. to 809 South Main Street.

No injuries were reported.

The building had been vacant for several years, but was last home to Champion Shoe Repair.  

It sits between two adjacent buildings, a hair salon and another vacant structure.

The Chief of the Columbia Fire Department told News 2 the collapsed building recently had preliminary work done to prepare it to be sold, so it was already isolated from the other structures.

However, as a precaution, officials called professional engineers to survey the area at 6 a.m. Friday.  They told News 2 the area is safe.

Officials said South Main Street may be congested for motorists Friday.  They are bringing in a demolition crew to remove some debris.

They added the annual Southern Fried Festival, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, will continue as planned.

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