For the second time in months, an abandoned building has exploded in the city of Cleveland, injuring nearly one dozen people.
Yesterday, an abandoned convenience store on the city’s southeast side, exploded injuring 11 people. The force of the explosion, according to local media, could be felt for 2 miles.
In Janurary, a home exploded on the west side that damaged 55 homes and displaced 15 families. Police have since charged a neighbor with arson.
As a Cleveland resident, I have to say, this is a very concerning trend. I wonder, are other cities experiencing this? Will this help draw needed attention to the issue of vacant and abandoned property? How long before one of these becomes a real tragedy and a child is killed?