Victims of an Oct. 8 fire at Aberdeen South Apartments got the news they were hoping for on Thursday.
Several victims expressed concerns to the Journal-World on Wednesday that the management company for the apartment complex had not allowed them back into their former homes to salvage any personal items from the debris.
On Thursday, the residents were allowed to go into their former apartments and retrieve what they could.
A regional manager for the apartment management company — Campus Apartments — said that a legal waiver allowing the residents back in was completed Thursday morning.
The manager said the company wished the waiver could have been completed earlier but it was a complicated process because it involved working with an insurance company and several attorneys.
“Campus Apartments sympathizes with the inconvenience the delay has caused them, but ensuring residents’ safety has remained our top concern,” Anna Flores, regional manager, said through a written statement.