ELBA, Ala (WDHN)— In July of 2021, officials say it was lightning that caused the fire which destroyed Elba’s Chamber of Commerce building on Putnam street.

The chamber was located in the historic Stinson house which had survived numerous floods and other weather events for more than a century until the fire.

Since then, city officials have been looking for a permanent location and Elba’s mayor says a building on the downtown square may wind up being the new chamber building.

The issue is expected to be discussed at a city council meeting later this month.