downtown fire

Government
4:38 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Site of Recent Murray Downtown Fire to be Demolished

A view of the fire from 5th Street.
Credit Troy Taylor/WKMS

The City of Murray has issued a demolition order for buildings gutted by a recent court square fire.

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Government
11:04 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Murray Downtown Fire: Gutted Buildings Likely to be Razed

This aerial map includes X's over buildings that have been razed or likely to be razed on Murray's Court Square. The question mark indicates buildings with uncertain futures. The Calloway County Courthouse sits in the center of the photo.
Credit Google Maps/Matt Markgraf

 

More downtown Murray buildings are likely to be demolished after this week’s massive downtown fire. City officials briefed community members this morning about the fire’s impact on the community.

Some businesses remain closed awaiting electrical and structural inspections before the city can re-energize offices with electricity and turn on natural gas supply lines. The fire’s cause is still unknown, and no one was injured.

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Business
4:28 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Murray Downtown Disasters: How the City’s Handling Collapsing, Burned Buildings

The burned downtown buildings as of this afternoon.
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.

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