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Violations Found in Huntington Student Housing Sweep

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The city of Huntington has found 32 violations in 61 structures since the start of inspections at off-campus student housing near Marshall University this month.

City spokesman Bryan Chambers says the inspections include an order condemning the vacant Kappa Alpha Order fraternity house.

The initiative's goal is to provide safe living conditions for Marshall students. The inspections are being conducted by city building inspectors, fire marshals and the police department.

Chambers tells The Herald-Dispatch that fire protection systems at 18 of the inspected properties must be updated. Other violation notices included faulty wiring, leaky plumbing and high grass or weeds. Most of the violations must be resolved within 10 days. Those that aren't corrected in a timely manner will result in closure orders and citations.

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