New details emerge about the Elba Chamber of Commerce building fire

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ELBA, Ala. (WDHN) — In a follow-up to a story from July, Elba Chamber of Commerce Director
Sandy, Bynum-Williams, says weather appears responsible for the fire which destroyed the 120-year-old historical building.

Williams says she’s been told an electrical short, most likely caused by lightning, destroyed the structure.

At this time, she’s been given temporary space in a downtown building on the square.

However, a permanent location is being sought by Elba Mayor Tom Maddox and the city council.

Williams says she’s been overwhelmed by the financial donations coming in through
The state as well as surrounding wiregrass chamber of commerce.

“All our partners, my main street communities have sent gifts and it’s been so nice and even a set of paper for a copy machine,” Bynum-Williams said. “We’ve had so much love but it’s heartwarming.”

Williams says she appreciates the financial and moral support she’s received as the city continues to look for a new building.

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