The fire in Franklin that happening Wednesday morning has left several people unable go back to their homes.
Fire fighters are telling us there is still a lot to do until the surrounding buildings can be occupied.
"The key word would be inconvienient. I'm getting a lot of help, a lot of cooperation and I get food in a timely manner. I just live in a shy area and that was very comfortable," says Jimmie Stewart who had to be evacuated from his apartment after the old hospital fire in Franklin yesterday.
Stewart lived next door to the building.
Fire fighters say several apartments received a lot of smoke damage.
While residents are able to go back for belongings they won't be able to move back in anytime soon.
"We felt that it was prudent to be moved out until we could push the walls down," Kenton Powell, Franklin City Manager, told us.
Right now, fire fighters are telling us that the building has been turned over to city officials and is expected to be demolished within the next 24 hours.
City officials are telling us they aren't sure what will happen to the plot of land after the building is torn down.
The city's plan to restore the historical hospital is now different than what was initially planned.
"Our original scope has changed somewhat because one of the building we were trying to save because it was on the national register. It got burned. With that change we will probably still receive a grant to be able to clean up that area and probably make green space out of it," says Powell.
Right now fire fighters are saying the cause of the fire is unknown.
"Our investigation is being conducted along with Kentucky State Police Arson Investigation and the Bereau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms as two representatives here to assist us in determining cause and location if we can," says Chief Mark Halcomb with the Franklin City Fire Dept.
For now, several families are without homes and six business owners that worked next to the hospital are unable to assess any damage done.
Fire fighters expect to let people in their homes and businesses at the first of next week.
The people who aren't in their homes are being sheltered at the First Methodist Church of Franklin by the Red Cross.