DEMOLITION PROGRESS Dilapidated House Demolitions Continue In Huntington
Reported by: Darrah Wilcox
Videographer: John Tincher
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 26, 2012 5:26 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012 8:58 AM EDT
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Dilapidated houses are coming down one after another in Huntington.
Wednesday, crews tore down structure number 29 on 11th Avenue and 14th Street in the Fairfield area of town. That means crews are a little more than halfway through to the goal of tearing down 50 rundown houses in 30 days.
Special funding made it possible for the National Guard to help fast forward demolition plans for dozens of houses slated to be torn down in Huntington. A house on Primrose Avenue also is being torn down Wednesday. Neighbor Trellis Tyson said he is glad to see it cleaned up. "It makes it look nicer,” Tyson said. “It had made the neighborhood look bad."
Homes in the Fairfield, Guyandotte, and West Huntington areas of the city also are on the list of demolition plans for the next two weeks.
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