Downtown McComb landmark collapses

Firefighters gather at the scene of a building collapse in McComb on Sunday evening. 

A downtown McComb building collapsed Sunday evening, sending bricks toppling onto city streets and destroying at least one vehicle. No one was hurt.

Kramer Roof, home to the Jubilee Performing Arts Center and downtown McComb’s tallest building, crumbled onto itself just before 6 p.m. No one was inside during the collapse, but a church had held services there earlier that afternoon. Also, school officials and students had met there earlier in the day before going to Jackson where the school’s choir was nominated for an honor at the Jackson Music Awards ceremony.

Officials on the scene said the ruins of the building pose a public safety hazard and much of downtown would be inaccessible until the debris is removed.

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