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Second building condemned after downtown Denison fire

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An adjacent building faces demolition after the fire in downtown Denison. (KTEN) An adjacent building faces demolition after the fire in downtown Denison. (KTEN)
The fire broke out in a downtown Denison nail salon. (KTEN) The fire broke out in a downtown Denison nail salon. (KTEN)

DENISON, Texas -- The Denison City Council met Monday morning to discuss last week's downtown fire.

There's still no official word on the cause, but structural engineers have now been able to assess the damage in the 300 block of West Main Street.

The building on the west side of 317 West Main -- which collapsed in the inferno -- will have to be torn down. While other surrounding buildings have been deemed structurally safe to enter, they sustained smoke and water damage.

"We got a lot done over the weekend as far as having the structural engineer come in. That was kind of the first big step we needed to take to find out what we can do to stabilize and begin recovering and clean up," said City Manager Jud Rex. "Now that we have that report and know what our next steps are, we want to move forward as quickly as possible."

The city is pulling $100,000 from its general fund to help pay for the ongoing cleanup and recovery efforts.

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