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King Tower apartment residents upset at building managers

Management's moving truck sits outside the King Tower Apartments on Monday. (FOX19) Management's moving truck sits outside the King Tower Apartments on Monday. (FOX19)
MADISONVILLE, OH (FOX19) -

Residents of King Tower Apartments say they've haven't been given adequate resources to move belongings from the boarded-up Madisonville apartment complex.

20 people were displaced last Thursday in the fire that left Cincinnati firefighter Daryl Gordon dead. The 30-year veteran fell down an elevator shaft while searching the building for victims.

Resident Kia Chenault said Boston-based Community Builders, owners of the complex, allowed one day to retrieve items from her apartment, but claimed she was unable to get in when she arrived on Monday.

“We can't get in our apartment if our apartment's boarded up. So we're basically just waiting,” said Chenault. 

Workers eventually allowed Chenault in the building to access her apartment following her conversation with FOX19 NOW.  

Community Builders says hotel rooms are being provided for residents through April 15 and that they'll assist placing residents in similar apartment complexes once that time expires.

Police are patrolling the area as a precaution against looting and break-ins at the complex. 

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