Building collapses in downtown Hattiesburg

The view in downtown Hattiesburg just got a little bit clearer after a building collapsed during the lunch hour.

It happened in the 200 block of Market Street around 11:30 am Thursday. Witnesses say the dilapidated building came down shortly after a train passed through the downtown area.

Mississippi Power was called to the scene to disconnect power lines, and the Hattiesburg Fire Department responded.

Authorities say the building was not occupied at the time and no injuries were reported.