Demolition imminent for the ice house of West Philadelphia

Days after the Locust Medical Center on 52nd Street in West Philadelphia caught fire and became an icy oddity after firefighters brought the blaze under control, it faces demolition.

L&I has determined the building poses an imminent risk and has closed off the blocks surrounding it. Demolition is expected to take place soon, possibly Thursday.

The Fire Marshall concluded their investigation but has not released the cause or origin of the fire, a Fire Department spokesman said.