Demolition Of Building Destroyed By Fire To Begin Wednesday

FALCONER — Demolition on a building heavily damage by fire in the village of Falconer is expected to begin Wednesday.

Brian Nelson, who has owned the 15. W. Main St. property for 30 years, said the building sustained too much damage in Sunday morning’s blaze to be saved. He said he spoke with a demolition crew and expects work to begin Wednesday morning.

Nelson owns the Falconer Vacuum Shop, located on the first floor of the property. He said he lives “177 steps away” from the West Main Street business and was devastated by the fire.

The blaze occurred not far from a fire last March that destroyed nearly an entire block of apartments and businesses. Nelson said he will ensure all debris is removed from the site once demolition is completed.

The cause of Sunday’s fire was undetermined, county fire investigators said Tuesday. However, the blaze is not believed to be suspicious.

The fire reportedly began in the attic before spreading to other portions of the structure. About a dozen residents, as well as other businesses, have been displaced.

See Wednesday’s edition of The Post-Journal for more coverage.