Ernestine Hayes, with her son, Joshua Stephenson, left, and contractor Derik Wythe gives a tour of her fire-damaged house at the corner of 5th and Franklin Street on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Ernestine Hayes, with her son, Joshua Stephenson, left, and contractor Derik Wythe gives a tour of her fire-damaged house at the corner of 5th and Franklin Street on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Raze or rebuild? Downtown house fire fallout still not settled

Insurance negotiations put plans on hold

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