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New plans for damaged Old Market building

Posted at 1:42 PM, Jan 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-20 14:42:32-05

Jay Davis explains new plans to help investigators get their work done as they look into the explosion and fire that damaged a building in the Old Market.

“They’re taking the blankets off the street out there. We’ve been warming that up for basically about a week now. We’ve taken those off. What they’re doing right now is they’re looking, the investigators, are looking for marks on the street, marking the utility locations. We’re done with that. Here in just a little bit, what we’re going to do is we’re going to bring in some shoring boxes. Again we’ve changed our mind again on how we’re going to do this. We’re going to bring in shoring boxes and put them up underneath the awning, the canopy to protect it from falling down, at least temporarily, while the workers are underneath doing what they need to do – the investigators need to do what they need to do underneath that tomorrow morning.”

Davis said taking the awning down at this point in time would be too much of a hazard. Watch his full interview in the video above.

Watch KMTV Action 3 News at 5 for a full report about the building's future.