Kirk Apartments demolition to start this week

MASON CITY — The demolition of the fire-damaged Kirk Apartments will begin this week.

Mason City city leaders released an announcement late Friday afternoon stating that in cooperation with the property owner, emergency abatement work during this week to demolish the building will take place.

The Kirk Apartments at 206 North Federal Avenue was partially destroyed during an April 24th fire. The city says the work is expected to take a week, and during that time the public is urged to stay away from the site.

The emergency abatement is intended to protect public safety and adjacent property owners and to allow for the restoration of traffic to the adjacent streets.

The final demolition and removal of debris from the site will be completed by a contractor hired by the property owner at a later date.