Emmons Junior to be Demolished

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Huntington apartment building that was the scene of a January 13th fire that killed nine people is being torn down.

Demolition of the Emmons Junior building is slated to begin the day after Valentine's Day. Building owner Woodlark Enterprises has not yet determined whether to tear down or refurbish the adjacent Emmons Senior building.

Meanwhile, former residents of the fourth and fifth floors of the Emmons Junior building can make arrangements to have items retrieved from their apartments by trained professionals.

An attorney for Woodlark says residents aren't allowed inside themselves because the building is unstable.

Huntington fire officials say the cause of the fire may never be determined.

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