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CITY OF SOUTH BEND <br /> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE <br /> March 19, 2013 <br /> Contact: Assistant Fire Chief John Corthier <br /> Phone: 574-250-0015 <br /> IOWA STREET REOPENED AFTER PLANE CRASH SITE PERIMETER REDUCED <br /> All Residents Allowed to Return Home Except for Three Damaged Properties <br /> SOUTH BEND—Due to the successful removal of the crashed aircraft from Sunday afternoon's <br /> accident site, the City of South Bend has reopened Iowa Street and advised residents that they <br /> can return to their homes. <br /> This update does not apply to the three damaged homes on Iowa Street that have been <br /> fenced off for safety and security concerns. This three-property perimeter is still under the <br /> control of the National Transportation Safety Board as it continues the accident investigation. <br /> The South Bend Fire Department's leadership has personally been in touch with the three <br /> homeowners of the three damaged homes to discuss the next steps relating to their properties. <br /> Due to serious safety concerns and the condition of two of the homes, fire personnel have gone <br /> through the homes to collect salvageable personal belongings. These items have either been <br /> given to homeowners personally or they are being stored for future access. <br /> The City of South Bend Street Department supported removal operations with equipment and <br /> also cleaned the street after the large pieces of wreckage were removed. <br /> The South Bend Police Department will continue to have a security presence around the three <br /> properties 24/7 since an active investigation is still underway. <br /> At this time, regularly scheduled trash service is still scheduled for Thursday morning. <br /> Neighborhood residents seeking counseling or support services are encouraged to contact the <br /> Mayor's Office at 574-235-9261. <br /> COUNTY-CITY BUILDING•227 W.JEFFERSON BOULEVARD•SOUTH BEND,INDI>1NA 46601 <br />