Members of the ATF’s National Response Team were seen this morning in the steel coal chute doors on the north side of 201 S. Main St. preparing to pump water from the basement.
MOUNT VERNON — The investigation into the cause of the fire that destroyed the former Kresge building at 201 S. Main St. is moving forward, though few details are currently available.



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2 Responses to “Fire investigation continues”

  1. Joshua Morrison

    “There were no chemicals or anything like that in the basement, contrary to rumors,” she said. “We had cleaned out a lot of things. We spent thousands of dollars on cleaning it out. I loved the building and had hoped to do a lot of renovation to it. It was a beautiful building.”

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