Fire ravages historical building in Vincennes

 Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A fire has damaged nearly half a block of historical buildings and businesses in the heart of downtown Vincennes. WTHI-TV and WFIE-TV report the Old Gimbel Corner Antiques building on Main Street in the former Indiana capital caught fire around 9 p.m. Saturday and spread to other buildings. The Vincennes Fire Department worked with several township fire departments from across the Wabash Valley to bring the fire under control after three hours. Vincennes Assistant Fire Chief David Halter says several of the building likely will have to be demolished.