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Engineer says half of Gerkin building OK

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By Rich Bauer, Managing Editor

A structural engineer said on Wednesday morning that he believes that about half of a building damaged by a February fire can be salvaged.

Andy Fendrich of Fendrich Engineering in Springfield visited the site of the Feb. 23 fire about a week and a half after Vandalia officials mandated that a structural engineer look at the building that housed Dennis Gerkin Jr.’s State Farm Insurance agency.


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