- Associated Press - Monday, January 27, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Birmingham Housing Authority board has voted to fire the agency’s executive director.

WBMA-TV (https://bit.ly/1n9iolv ) reports the nearly unanimous vote to fire Naomi Truman came during the board’s monthly meeting on Monday.

Board members asked Truman a series of questions linked to a property that was severely damaged in a mid-December gas explosion that killed a woman. Before voting to fire her, board members asked Truman about the future of the complex and when people would be temporarily relocated because of a lingering gas smell.

Board Chairman Charles Townsend says he can’t comment on the reasons Truman was terminated, but said it has nothing to do with the explosion.

Marshall Jackson, an attorney for the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District, has been named as the agency’s interim director.

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