Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Chief Shauwn Howell said Friday nothing has changed after the roof of Mid-South Music Co., in the 400 block of South Main Street, partially caved in Thursday afternoon.

Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Chief Shauwn Howell said Friday nothing has changed after the roof of Mid-South Music Co., in the 400 block of South Main Street, partially caved in Thursday afternoon.


"Mr. (Robert) English is in the process of removing his valuables, and after that we will sit down and see what our next step will be," Howell said.


On Thursday, Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said the cave-in was confined to the four walls of the building, but at that time, city officials didn’t know if it extended from the second floor to the first.


Both Howell and Pine Bluff Street Department manager Rich Rhoden said there was no visible damage to the exterior of the building.


The 400 block of South Main Street is completely blocked off now.


Howell also said there was no need at this point to contact either the electric or gas companies about the building.


In an interview with The Commercial last week, English said he had previously patched the roof but estimated that it would take $100,000 to repair the roof, money he said he didn’t have.


He also told The Commercial he was planning to relocate, but didn’t know exactly where.


The incident was the fourth collapse of a building roof since Feb. 20, 2014, and Hollingsworth said, "Those buildings downtown have been neglected for years and now we’re going to have to deal with them and we will deal with them."