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House torched to teach fire crews

December 2, 2013

MUNCY — The sky was clear Saturday morning until the light-blue house that sits at 501 N. Main St. was set on fire from the inside. But it was no ordinary fire....

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Dec-02-13 7:40 AM

"The home, abandoned by the former owners because it rests on a floodplain, is set to be demolished by Steinbacher Enterprises, but Muncy Creek Township allowed the fire companies to use it before the demolition." There will be many abandoned floodplain homes for the fire companies to choose from soon.

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Dec-02-13 3:57 PM

One of the best solutions to need for training and abandoned houses. The City should work out an agreement with property owners with delinquent taxes, for example, and use the house for such training. If done correctly, the return on investment is tremendous. And, the tax delinquency is reduced or waived altogether. Win-win-win for all involved.

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Dec-03-13 10:41 AM

Good idea...

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