Partial demolition of apartments in Kinston will help ease access for first responders

  • Source: WNCT-TV CBS/CW+ 9 Greenville
  • Published: 01/26/2023 12:00 AM

The Kinston Housing Authority is making sure emergency vehicles have better access to one area in town. In order to make this happen, parts of the Simon Bright Apartments will have to be torn down. Narrow driveways in and around the apartment complex allow one vehicle to pass at a time. That’s why the Kinston Housing Authority is working to not only improve this for residents but to make sure first responders will be able to answer emergency calls hopefully without issues. “What we found in real time was that some of the locations were very difficult as far as being able to access whenever we had specific types of fires,” Kinston Fire Chief Damien Locklear said. Locklear says real-time training back in November allowed first responders to pre-plan how they can respond to emergencies at Simon Bright Apartments.


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