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Fox 29 Gets Results For Neighbors On Locust Street After Abandoned House Collapses

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"It's a mess. It's horrible. You can't open the window. Because if I open the window everything that's falling or that's over there is going to be in my kitchen,” says Nakeema Smith.

Imagine looking out your kitchen window and seeing a vacant row house collapsing right onto your own home!

Bricks and bathroom fixtures almost falling through your window.

Smith says, “finally it just fell but we all knew it was going to fall because you could see bits and pieces of it falling out of the outer wall.”

Nakeema Smith has lived next door to this eyesore for 8 years. She says neighbors have alerted Licenses and Inspections to the safety hazard numerous times and it all came to a head Thursday with the massive amount of rain.

 “You heard a boom. We didn’t know what the heck it was. Then we went to the back and everything was gone,” recalls neigh Fallon Hook.

That's when neighbor Fallon Hook called fox 29. We reached out to the city and even set them pictures.

 L and I inspectors were on the scene in within minutes. A short walk through later, they promised us a crew will start tearing down this public safety hazard tomorrow morning.

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