Even as flames still rolled under the eaves of the Lancaster County Courthouse, officials at the scene began considering whether the historic building could be saved.
"I envisioned it as a museum," said County Council Chairman Rudy Carter, as he watched the fire Monday morning.
"If we don't get structural collapse, it's still a possibility," County Administrator Steve Willis told Carter.
Rebuilding may be difficult
The county has a lot of factors to consider if it decides to rebuild the courthouse into a working courthouse, Willis said.