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Risk of Fire In Aetna: Why So Many Gary Buildings Don’t Just Burn, They Linger

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July 3, 2014

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Aetna: Risk of Fire

Gary has just been awarded more than $6.6 million in federal funds to tear down abandoned homes. City officials concede even that amount won’t be enough to clear away decades of neglect. Bulldozers alone are also unlikely to stop the cycle of burned out and abandoned houses that litter some neighborhoods. In Aetna it is hard to go for more than a block without finding a former home decimated by fire, and the list is growing. As part of our series on Gary’s Aetna neighborhood, Steve Walsh looks at why so many homes, not only burn, but linger for years without being demolished.



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