Norfolk, Va. – During the investigation into the explosion that damaged the Selden Arcade building in downtown Norfolk on April 17th, the Fire Marshal’s Office found that an underground electrical line had been damaged by a construction worker earlier that day.
The worker, from P.G. Harris Construction Company, was completing a repair to the Arcade’s drain line that connects to the city’s sewer system when the damage occurred.
Surveillance cameras near the Slover Library caught the aftermath of that damage.
The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating this incident in relation to the explosion at the Selden Arcade. The evidence the Fire Marshal’s Office collected during the investigation is still being analyzed to determine the cause of the explosion at the Arcade.
Public Works crews expect to begin rebuilding the damaged portions of the Selden Arcade next week once investigations by the insurance agencies are complete.