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Troy Taylor / WKMS

Murray Mayor Bill Wells says the city was in talks with the Kentucky League of Cities for clarification on its legal involvement in keeping downtown buildings safe and maintained before this morning’s fire broke out.

KY 94/Main Street through downtown Murray is now clear to traffic after more than a month of closure at the intersection of 4th street stemming from February's building collapse.

Whitney Jones / WKMS

The roof of a downtown Murray building partially collapsed this morning. Police and city officials received calls about the damaged building on 117 S. 4th St. around 10 a.m.

The building used to house Yours, Mine and Ours and still belongs to the same owner. No one was in the building when a section of the roof collapsed.

The collapsed downtown Murray building will be demolished following a structural engineer's report.

Murray Main Street is promoting the reopening of downtown Murray following a building collapse late last week, and is asking residents to help support affected businesses. 

Work is moving forward to clean up the building that collapsed in downtown Murray last weekend.

By this weekend, a contractor will shore up the north and remaining west walls and remove the building’s roof. Then, a structural engineer will assess the building’s condition and provide additional direction to the demolition contractor.

The owners of some of the 15 properties affected by the downtown Murray building collapse have limited access to their offices today from 10am to 2pm. 

Jason Pittman

Most downtown Murray businesses are open after Saturday’s building collapse, but road closures and safety concerns have led to talk of business disaster recovery plans.

Murray Main Street officials want the public to know downtown is open and most businesses are unaffected following this weekend’s partial building collapse just off the court square.

UPDATE:

Murray city officials are awaiting a structural engineer's report on a partially-collapsed downtown building.