Demoltion of Cupola House’s chimney stack begins

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DEMOLITION experts have started to remove the chimney stack of Cupola House - brick by brick.

The stack, which was damaged in the fire last Saturday, has been declared structurally unsound and will need to removed before fire fighters can get into the basement of the building where they suspect there may still be pockets of fire.

A crane arrived at the scene yesterday evening and Anglian Demolition & Asbestos Ltd started to remove bricks using an electric hand breaker this morning.

Once removed the bricks will be allowed to fall down the chimney stack.

The demolition of the chimney stack is expected to take about three days, dependant on weather.