Meeting Tonight in Palmyra to Discuss Fire Assessment

A special meeting is being held in Palmyra tonight to discuss the future of the East Main Street buildings after being destroyed by fire last Friday. According to reports from the local government it looks to be grim. Structural engineers from MRB Group were inspecting the buildings Tuesday to determine the extent of the damage. 16 Fire crews were on the scene of the large fire in Wayne County well into the evening. Apartments on top of a row of businesses along East Main Street in Palmyra were engulfed in flames. According to Palmyra Mayor Chris Piccola the official report has not come in just yet but initial claims were bleak at best. 1 out of the 4 buildings are being reported to have some glimmer of hope. In the blaze, One person was taken to the hospital, and four firefighters were treated for dehydration. The Times of Wayne County reports that police know where and how the fire started. Wayne County Under sheriff Rick House says “All I will say is that the investigation is ongoing at this time.” Meanwhile, the community response to the fire and support for those displaced has been overwhelming — from donation drives, cash jars and benefits to clothing, toy and furniture collections at the American Legion and a new Facebook page.

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