Building Demolished After Third Fire In A Week

A historic building in a central Kentucky city had to be torn down on Tuesday after it was damaged by a suspicious fire.

It was the third time in less than a week that the building at the corner of Main Street and Parrish Avenue in Richmond went up in flames. Firefighters say it appears all three were intentionally set.

The latest fire, at around two Tuesday morning, damaged the building so heavily, that it had to be torn down. The demolition wrapped up at around noon Tuesday.

The building was owned by the Woman's Club of Richmond. They were in the process of trying to sell it. They didn't take out any insurance on the building, so it doesn't appear they'll be left with anything.

The building was constructed in the 1800's.

Fire officials and police are asking for the public's help to track down the person responsible for setting the fire. If you have any information, call Richmond police at (859) 623-8911 or the Richmond Fire Department at (859) 623-1164. You can remain anonymous.

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  • by Wow Location: RIchmond on Jun 10, 2008 at 09:04 PM
    Is there any doubt in anyones minds that this will involve future development money? Look to who profits from this arson in the next couple years.
  • by Chuck Location: Bluegrass on Jun 10, 2008 at 06:11 PM
    I hope and pray they catch the bums responsible for endangering the lives of fire fighters and purposely destroying property. The Women's Club is a great organization. Bless them!


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