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City of Salisbury reports progress in number of fire code violations at Livingstone College

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SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) -

Fire inspectors from the city of Salisbury returned to Livingstone College on Thursday for a follow-up check into what steps the college has been taking to reduce the number of fire code violations at the school.

At a city council meeting earlier this month City Manager Doug Paris told city council that the college had more than 1,000 violations and $63,000 in unpaid fines over the last four years.

A letter dated February 28 was sent to the Bishops overseeing the college, and signed by Salisbury Fire Chief Bob Parnell, outlined the violations and called for corrective action.

Salisbury Fire Inspectors returned to the Honors Residence Hall as well as Dancy Hall on Thursday.

They found that electrical violations were closed; electrical open wires meet state fire code and are now in compliance.

The fire doors do not yet meet code and are still open violations, the city says.

The College has ordered replacement doors and has shared the ordering and shipping paperwork with the City.

The College expects that fire doors will be delivered and installed by early next week.

The Honors Dorm has five actual door violations and Dancy Hall has nine door violations.

Salisbury Fire Inspectors will return to the campus within the next 30 days to follow up and verify the repaired fire doors.

The college has not paid any of the $63,000 in fines, the city says.

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