Cause of Henderson Building Collapse Under Investigation

Henderson officials say plans are underway to demolish the three buildings which partially collapsed Friday Evening.

Posted: Aug 22, 2020 9:14 PM
Updated: Aug 23, 2020 8:26 AM

Henderson officials say plans are underway to demolish the three buildings which partially collapsed Friday Evening.

The decision comes after a structural engineer declared the buildings as a safety hazard.

The Henderson Fire Department says they responded to a report of something which sounded like an explosion near the intersection of First and Elm Street across from the Henderson Municipal Building Friday night shortly after 10.

No injuries were reported, but several businesses were damaged.

Officials say a water leak put a substantial amount of water in parts of all three floors of the corner building which could be a contributing factor to the partial collapse.

The exact cause is under investigation at this time.

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