Occupant displaced after bricks fall from her McDowell Co. apartment

Local - 4/22/2014 7:34 AM by Rebecca Turco

NORTHFORK - A woman was displaced overnight after bricks fell off her apartment building in McDowell County.

Northfork Firefighters said they were called to the apartment on Coal Heritage Road in Northfork around 10 p.m. Monday. They said the building has not collapsed but is damaged to the front and to the side.

The building is one of ten apartment buildings connected to each other, three of which had previously collapsed and some of which had already been condemned, according to firefighters.

Northfork Fire Department, the Office of Emergency Services and the Division of Highways initially responded to the scene, which has been turned over to the city, according to firefighters.

Firefighters said the occupant was home at the time, but she is not hurt and is staying with relatives.


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