Saturday, June 30, 2018
Aftermath of deadly fire is another tragedy
From CBS 2:
Trash can be seen on the lawn, over the fence and in a tree around the house on 252nd Street in Bellerose.
“We were expecting it to be gone by like soon, and it’s still sitting there,” neighbor Sandra Cyril told Bauman in an exclusive interview.
The home caught fire 10 days ago. Eight firefighters were hospitalized, and the 82-year-old woman living there alone was killed.
“I feel so bad for her. She had no one,” said resident Jacqueline Pilosi. “But it sucks for us, too.”
Pilosi’s house next door is perfectly manicured up to the dividing line on their shared driveway. She spent the last week and a half pleading with the city for help.
“311, when we found out the front room was filled with fecal matter, said we can’t do anything about it, it’s inside private property,” she told Bauman.
The Pilosis said they have been trying to talk to the person who inherited the property from their neighbor, but he lives out of state and hasn’t told them when it will be cleaned up and what’s taking so long.