- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - The city of Hot Springs is urging residents to avoid the demolition site of the Majestic Hotel complex because of “extremely dangerous conditions.”

Assistant City Manager Lance Spicer says the degraded structure and hazardous substances makes the site dangerous to the public. He says anyone who enters the building without protective gear could face health complications.

Crews have removed asbestos and other hazardous materials as they demolish the hotel complex, which was heavily damaged in a 2014 fire.

The city has posted a live video feed of the demolition on its website in partnership with the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and Arts.

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