The fire came over the scanner just before 2:00 AM. I arrived a few minutes later, and stayed on the scene for only 45 minutes. Partly because I couldn't stay up all night, and partly because my fingers were freezing. After I left the front of the building collapsed. The city building Department was called about the condition of the structure, and the Health Department was called because water was flooding the corner store on the street behind. This same building suffered a fire in December of 2008, and was boarded up. Last night's fire finished the job.
18 Photo Slideshow
Update: added a video.
Wilbraham 250th Anniversary parade and fireworks is Sunday - The fireworks are scheduled for 9 p.m.
15 minutes ago