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Scott Towers' rubble set ablaze as part of disaster training

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Fires are set at Scott Towers for the disaster training.  (Jan. 22, 2014/FOX Carolina) Fires are set at Scott Towers for the disaster training. (Jan. 22, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Smoke billows from Scott Towers for the disaster training.  (Jan. 22, 2014/FOX Carolina) Smoke billows from Scott Towers for the disaster training. (Jan. 22, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Scott Towers before its implosion. (Jan. 8, 2014/FOX Carolina) Scott Towers before its implosion. (Jan. 8, 2014/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

All that remains is piles of concrete, twisted metal and rubble after the 14-story Scott Towers building was demolished with more than 400 pounds of dynamite Sunday.

And now, emergency crews from across the region are using the site to train for a mass casualty type of disaster.

Crews have been prepping the debris for the training exercise that began Wednesday morning. Firefighters set a number of small-scale fires to burn around the destruction and then firefighters began working to put them out as quickly as possible.

Underneath the debris, a number of props and mannequins were placed to see how quickly search and rescue teams can get to the training victims, get them taken to the simulated emergency room set up by St. Francis Hospital and handle the mass casualties.

WATCH: Scott Towers falls to the ground in seconds

From police to paramedics, the training exercises will also test the ability of all the agencies involved to work together, communicate and work quickly in the case of a large disaster. Additionally, the regional Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction team and technical rescue assets, including teams from Columbia and Asheville, will be involved in the training.

Passersby may notice a large emergency personnel presence in and around the former Towers and downtown Greenville Wednesday through Friday as the simulations continue, but citizens are reminded that it is just a training exercise.

City officials said the training exercises will take place between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. NEO Corporation, who is the company in charge of the demolition, will begin debris removal Sunday at the construction site.

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