Main Street Monongahela is still closed today between 2nd and 3rd streets two days after the fire that started in Vocelli’s Pizza.
According to bystanders, this piece of heavy equipment arrived early this morning to start the demolition:
One bystander said that the driver was waiting for the road barriers to be removed. As of 2:30 p.m. today the equipment was gone and no demolition had begun. Was there some kind of miscommunication between the authorities?
According to The Pittsburgh Tribune Review, “Because conditions at the scene of Sunday’s fire in Monongahela have been deemed unsafe, it appears the cause of the blaze will remain undetermined.”
Rumors as to the cause of the explosion have run the gamut between a gas leak and drugs being made at the site but as mentioned above nothing has been confirmed due to the instability of the buildings.