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Hinton's Brick Row apartments demolished

HINTON, W.Va. -- A Hinton landmark that was destroyed by a fire is being demolished.

Media outlets report that crews on Monday removed rubble from the site where a block of apartment buildings known as Brick Row used to stand. One building that remains is scheduled to be demolished later this week.

Hinton resident Art Drysdale tells WVVA-TV that he'd like to see the community come together and do something with the site.

Resident Brian Lilly tells WOAY-TV that park or playground would be good uses for the now-vacant property.

Police had charged Billy Joe Gill of Hinton with setting the fire, but the charge was later dropped. Gill pleaded guilty to setting a separate fire at a house and is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 9.

 


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