AUGUSTA (WFXG) -
A FOX 54 update for the historic Pullman Hall building that was destroyed after it caught fire yesterday afternoon. Smoke can still be seen rising today from the aftermath of the building on Taylor Street.
Augusta Fire tells FOX 54 there is still some burning going on underneath the roof that has fallen and it is hard for investigators to go inside. In the meantime, they will bring in machinery to move the roof.
“The process is to find out exactly where they want to go in so they don’t disturb things that may possibly be apart of the investigation. These investigators have been through tons of training and worked a lot of different scenes to know exactly where they want to start,” explained Michael Meyers who is the Augusta-Richmond County Fire and EMA Public Information Officer.
Since Pullman Hall is such a historic build many people have rode by and even pulled over to view the building but Augusta Fire says they have the scene blocked off for a reason.
“This is very much still a very fluid scene a very fluid situation so we just ask people to stay away of trucks in and out trying to help us do what we need to do,” said Meyers.
The investigation into what started the fire is still in the early stages. We will keep you updated as we learn more.