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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
ripped through a home in central Toledo Wednesday evening, and the Toledo Fire
Department says they have reason to believe it was arson.
official with the department says there was no electricity going to the house,
which was vacant and boarded up.
Edwards lives across the street from the house on the 700 block of Hamilton that went up in
flames around 6 p.m. on Wednesday. She says the sight reinforced worries she
"I live right next door to an abandoned house,
and that is my fear every day, that some situation will occur and something
will happen to my family," said Edwards. "I have children; I am a homeowner, so
that's a big concern in the city now."
house on Hamilton is the latest in a growing trend of abandoned house fires in
of the neighbors told me earlier that this house caught on fire back in
January, but it was boarded up and all the doors were secure," said Fire
Battalion Chief Rick Syrroka. "Right now, we have our fire investigator here.
He's checking out the cause…We do know the house was vacant and there was no
power going to the house, so it leads to questions about it."
is concerned for her home and her family's safety, but has faith the city is
working to fix the arson problem.
city is doing a good job. They're doing the best that they can," she said. "There's
so many new vacancies popping up that they can only do so much. The Land Bank
program is doing a wonderful job leveling and demolishing the houses."