A chain link fence surrounds the outside of an empty commercial building that burned down in the early morning hours of July 5, 2015 at the corner of Grant Avenue and Abby streets in central Fresno. The building had already been damaged by at least one fire before the new fire nearly finished it off. The site was noted by code-enforcement officials as an example of damaged, burned or blighted buildings for which owners were ignoring city orders to either demolish or make repairs.
A chain link fence surrounds the outside of an empty commercial building that burned down in the early morning hours of July 5, 2015 at the corner of Grant Avenue and Abby streets in central Fresno. The building had already been damaged by at least one fire before the new fire nearly finished it off. The site was noted by code-enforcement officials as an example of damaged, burned or blighted buildings for which owners were ignoring city orders to either demolish or make repairs. SILVIA FLORES sflores@fresnobee.com
A chain link fence surrounds the outside of an empty commercial building that burned down in the early morning hours of July 5, 2015 at the corner of Grant Avenue and Abby streets in central Fresno. The building had already been damaged by at least one fire before the new fire nearly finished it off. The site was noted by code-enforcement officials as an example of damaged, burned or blighted buildings for which owners were ignoring city orders to either demolish or make repairs. SILVIA FLORES sflores@fresnobee.com

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