Burned-out Cedar Avenue building being destroyed with three still missing
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|One day after it was destroyed by fire, the building at 516 Cedar Avenue South was covered by ice this morning.|
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Family of residents who live in the building report that three people are still missing. Yet a backhoe is already taking down the building, which would be extremely dangerous to enter due to all the fire and water damage.
According to a WCCO report, Assistant Fire Chief Cherie Penn promised that crews will be cautious as they take down the three-story building, which passed a fire inspection in 2012. The cause of the blaze still hasn't been determined.
Here's a photo of the demolition crew in action:
As of now, the official tally is 14 injured, six critically, as a result of the fire.
Crews now trucking in more gravel to extend makeshift ramp needed for backhoe to begin demo on Mpls fire building. pic.twitter.com/eUtAt5MyVi-- Timothy Blotz (@TimBlotzFOX9) January 2, 2014
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