- Associated Press - Thursday, October 5, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi fire marshal is closing a public library in the capital city because inspectors found fire code violations.

State Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney doubles as the fire marshal. He said Thursday that inspectors went to the Eudora Welty Library in downtown Jackson on Wednesday and found problems.

The same library has been plagued the past few months by black mold caused by a leaky roof.

Chaney says his staff is working with officials from Hinds County and the city of Jackson. He says the library will remain closed until the fire code violations are fixed.

The Jackson-Hinds Library System has 15 libraries. One of them a few miles from downtown is already closed because of mold problems.

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