Demolition of a historic Winnipeg building on Portage Avenue is underway following a massive fire earlier this year, and the work is expected to take weeks.
While no one was injured in the blaze, family members of the owners of a convenience located in the building were displaced by the fire.
The building housed several small businesses, offices for the the West End BIZ, and was home to a jam space for local bands in the basement.
Freezing cold conditions and concerns about the structural stability of the century-old building made extinguishing the fire difficult, fire officials said at the time.
Worries the building could collapse under the weight of a large metal billboard on the roof added to those concerns.
Demolition of the building started Friday, and the company doing the work told Global News the job should take another two to three weeks.
A city spokesperson said Monday the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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