TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Neighbors on Moss Street in Toledo are concerned about a house fire.
After seeing the house go up in flames, kicking strangers in and out, and seeing all kinds of cats and bats around the property, the neighbors want the city to take action.
” It’s a shame. When people come to visit you and the first thing they see is this horrible house right here,” says neighbor Dale Robinson.
Robinson says the location has been a constant problem for people living in the neighborhood. “Last year, last summer around July, this house caught fire. Children through a firebomb in there. And if you look around the brackets, the only thing holding it up is the beam around it. It’s dangerous, and it’s a dumping ground for everyone. You have rodents coming in, and out of this house it’s an eyesore,” Robinson says.
Robinson says Engage Toledo told him the owners had left the country and the place had been in decline ever since.
“When I moved here. The house was boarded up, the children would come there, take down the boards, come inside and vandalize the house. I’ve called Engage numerous times to complain about the property, all they do is clean the property, and it’s a repeat of the same situation,” says Robinson.
City records show the owners owe more than $16,000 in back taxes and have been repeatedly fined for code violations.
After years of waiting, the neighbors just want to see the place go.
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