Burned hotel building being razed

Posted: March 1, 2014 at 3:38 a.m.
Updated: March 1, 2014 at 12:29 p.m.

Firefighters battle the blaze Friday at Hot Springs’ historic Majestic Hotel and work to protect nearby buildings.

After nearly 20 hours of fighting flames that spread through the oldest part of the historic Majestic Hotel in downtown Hot Springs, crews began tearing down that section Friday afternoon to attack the center of the fire, which was thought to have retreated into the structure’s belly.

Majestic Hotel demolition

Crews raze the Majestic Hotel on Saturday morning. Video by Richard Rasmussen.
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Multiple fire crews are currently battling a fire at the now-vacant Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs. The structure has taken severe damage and those on the scene say they are expecting to fight the blaze well into the early morning hours.


Crews battle hotel fire in Hot Springs

The Majestic Hotel burns in downtown Hot Springs.


The Majestic Hotel fire

The Majestic Hotel burns in downtown Hot Springs.


Majestic Hotel fire

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