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Stories of hope, gratitude, tributes, sustainability and homelessness in Hburg dominated in 2019

The waning days of the year offer an opportunity for reflection — a quick check of what happened in the previous 12 months and how the community changed for better or worse. Of all the stories The Citizen published in 2019, these were the most shared, read and buzzed-about of the year.

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After Southview fire, calls for changes to building code – and lingering resentment over a previous fire safety ordinance

The aftermath of the fire has triggered anew a disagreement between the City of Harrisonburg, state legislators and lobbyists for the apartment management industry over a city ordinance that was enacted in 2015 and, prompted several bills in the General Assembly and became the subject of a legal battle that lasted more than a year.

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Cigarette on 1st floor deck started Southview fire, HFD investigation finds

An improperly discarded cigarette on the deck of a first-floor apartment ignited the fire that engulfed the Southview Apartment building at 1083 Lois Lane on Thursday, according to the Harrisonburg Police Department’s investigation.

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43 residents displaced by Southview Apt. fire. No one hurt, at least one pet killed — but one dog was reunited with owner

More than 40 residents — nearly all of whom are JMU students — were displaced after a fire started on the first floor of one of the Southview Apartment buildings and eventually engulfed the entire structure Thursday afternoon.

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