Canton Business Condemned After Wall Collapses

A Canton business is forced to close its doors after a wall collapsed.

Lincoln County Antiques had a wall collapse on the back side of the building late Tuesday afternoon.

Last night emergency crews were at the business and surrounding areas making sure everyone was okay. Apartments next door, were evacuated in case the building collapses. Crews were at the building today cutting off gas lines to the building.

Canton City Manager Amanda Mack says the building is unsafe and has been condemned.

“We just don’t know what’s going to happen to the building so we are reaching out for contractors right now to see how soon we can get at least just get it taken down,” Mack says.

Mac says she is unsure when residents living in the area can return to their homes. The Red Cross is helping those displaced.

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