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Update on Widefield nuisance house


Last updated 5/12/2021 at 11:18am

Karin Hill

This photo, taken the evening of May 3, shows the property at 712 Widefield Drive still littered with debris after the Jan. 20 fire. Authorities posted a notice and security tape around the perimeter later that week, and reportedly told residents to leave.

A house directly across the street from Widefield and Discovery high schools has remained an eyesore for the last several months, even after a fire destroyed much of it.

Neighbors have reported that "it smells really bad over there" and that children have been observed "playing in that filth," according to one nearby resident. Motorhomes – some seemingly inoperable – continue to be parked around the property.

However, El Paso County officials report that they are making progress on their efforts to clean up the site once and for all.

Shortly after the Jan. 20 fire – which Security Fi...

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