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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