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News photos: Co-Lin begins demolition of burned-out building

Ben Hillyer/The Natchez Democrat — Justin “Slim” Colston sweeps up ashes and debris from the fire inside the building.

NATCHEZ — Crews from Edgin Construction began Monday taking apart a building on the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Natchez campus that burned on Aug. 2. The fire, which burned out the interior of the building, got so hot it started melting some of the secondary structure in the roof.

After the building is demolished, the school plans to build a new building in its place.

John Vanderford tears off the metal siding of the building. Firefighters cut holes in the metal building to battle the fire and heat.
A fenced-in storage space contained old computers and school furniture that melted in the fire.