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Demolition begins for Charlottetown apartment after July fire

Demolition has begun at 10 Harley St. in Charlottetown, following a devastating fire in July. 

The new building is anticipated to be complete by summer 2020 

Demolition crews were tearing down the Charlottetown apartment, piece by piece, Thursday morning. (Shane Hennessey/CBC)

Demolition has begun at 10 Harley St. in Charlottetown, following a devastating fire in July. 

The fire at the apartment ravaged the 29-unit building and displaced all 52 residents — many of them seniors.

Fire patterns revealed the origin of the fire was in mulch in the back corner of the building.

The company which owns the building, Killam Apartment REIT, has plans to rebuild with an additional storey, said Robert Richardson, executive vice-president with the company, last week.

Fire patterns revealed the origin of the fire was in mulch in the back corner of the building. The apartment building was deemed to be a total loss. (Steve Bruce/CBC)

With the added storey, the apartment building could have an additional 10 units, if the company acquires the necessary permits, he said.

The company anticipates the new building will be completed by summer 2020. 

The company which owns the building, Killam Apartment REIT, has plans to rebuild with an additional storey. (Shane Hennessey/CBC)

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