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This past weekend a fire broke out near Caesar’s on Glengarry Avenue. Windsor Visuals was on the scene, and he got some amazing shots of the fire in progress… So click here to check out Owen’s shots.

From the Star:

Arson cause of blaze in abandoned home

APRIL 11, 2009

Arson has been pinpointed as the cause of a downtown blaze that gutted one abandoned home and damaged another early Saturday morning.

A fire was set inside 276 Glengarry Avenue about 1:30 a.m. and it quickly spread, causing exposure damage to an adjacent home, said Shawn Boutette Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention with Windsor Fire and Rescue Services.

Neither home was occupied. Both were boarded up and slated for demolition.

Fire crews battled the blaze for several hours, disrupting traffic accessing the parking garage at Caesars Windsor.

Police have no suspects at this time.

Anyone with information can call Windsor police at 255-6700 or Crime Stoppers at 258-TIPS.

© Copyright (c) The Windsor Star

More holes in the streetscape, and more Casino parking lots I’m sure.

It kills me how this area, on the edge of downtown and on the waterfront, can be so full of boarded up houses, and vacant lots on what should be prime land…

That this land is worthless, but a farmers field in Emeryville can sell houses for $250k blows my mind.

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