Above, the remains of 2031 Queen Ave. N.
Arson placards were posted at the scene
The home destroyed by fire at 2031 Queen Ave. N.--an address which has now been positively confirmed despite some uncertainty on the night of the fire, click here for previous blog post--was once for sale for $149,900. However, at the time of the fire the listing had been long expired.
A visit to the scene some nights later revealed that the house next door at 2027 Queen Ave. N., which...
...firefighters fought valiantly to save, is actually and ironically a CONDEMNED HOUSE. The fire at 2031 Queen Ave. N. was so hot it melted one of the windows at 2027 Queen Ave. N., photographed above. I could not determine whether the window was glass or plastic.
Also, I couldn't help but notice SOMEBODY (whether it was county, city, or some private entity) had lost no time dumping excess snow on the newly vacant lot.
Scrutinizing the city's records on this property turns up an interesting anomaly: the building was placed on the vacant building registration on February 4, 2011. This was AFTER the fire.