December 8, 2023

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Neglected House in Denver is Danger to Neighborhood, Residents say

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Back in December 2021, a neglected and derelict house at 1350 Newton Street in Denver’s West Colfax neighborhood began catching the attention of neighbors — and the Denver Police Department.

That month, cops recommended boarding up the home after responding to a break-in. The developer had told neighbors he planned to renovate or demolish the property, but neither ever happened. A year later, in November 2022, people began squatting at the rundown residence to stay warm during the winter.

A family that lives next door continuously reached out to the owner — in an attempt to warn them about there being fire hazards and other dangerous things at the address — but their cries fell on deaf ears. In January, a blaze lit up the West Colfax house.

“I’m a firefighter in the…

Catie Cheshire

2023-10-03 12:02:00

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