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Scott Towers training halted after blasting cap found

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Emergency crews train amidst the rubble of Scott Towers. (Jan. 23, 2014/FOX Carolina) Emergency crews train amidst the rubble of Scott Towers. (Jan. 23, 2014/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The ongoing emergency training at the Scott Towers demolition site was halted for a short time Thursday morning after a blasting cap was found.

City fire officials said the cap was located during training exercises amidst the rubble. As a precaution the site was cleared and the bomb squad was called in.

The bomb squad was able to remove and set off the blasting cap, allowing crews to re-enter the demolished structure for training, a fire lieutenant said.

The 14-story, high-rise building was imploded on Sunday after costs to repair the rundown apartment structure became too high. Watch the towers tumble to the ground here.

Following the demolition, local and regional law enforcement, fire department, paramedic and emergency response teams are using the building for three days worth of training in the event of a large-scale disaster.

The training is scheduled to last until Friday evening.

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