Demolition to begin at burned Kansas City furniture warehouse - KCTV5

Demolition to begin at burned Kansas City furniture warehouse

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Demolition of Friday’s Only Furniture Outlet is expected to begin on Thursday. (KCTV5) Demolition of Friday’s Only Furniture Outlet is expected to begin on Thursday. (KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Two days after fire ripped through a Kansas City furniture warehouse, the owner plans to tear the building down.

Demolition of Friday’s Only Furniture Outlet is expected to begin on Thursday.

Firefighters say the building is now considered dangerous, as the walls have started to crumble. They say the demolition has to happen quickly because the building could collapse at any moment. 

The demolition will be done by a private company and arrangements will be handled by the building’s owner.

City officials say it is the owner’s responsibility to take care of demolition immediately in situations like this. If the owner were to fail to tear the building down, a spokesperson for the city said they will step in due to public safety concerns.

The warehouse, located at 2915 Southwest Boulevard, caught fire shortly before 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

Up to 90 firefighters battled a massive fire at a three-story furniture warehouse in Kansas City.

Fire Chief Paul Berardi says no one was inside the building when the fire was reported Tuesday afternoon and he was not aware of any injuries. Emergency crews on scene believe there are no dangerous chemicals inside the plant. 

The building's owner told Berardi the warehouse is full of furniture but it wasn't immediately clear if it was an active business.

Previous coverage:

KCFD, ATF investigate cause of massive fire at furniture warehouse

Huge fire at furniture warehouse in Kansas City; no injuries

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