Photo caption: Photo by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-NewsThe Second Abandoned House demolished under Fairburys new clean up efforts was located at 410 A Street, a fire-riddled house that has stood abandoned for more than a year.
Two weeks ago, City of Fairbury work crews began demolishing seven blighted houses in the citys new effort to get property owners to take care of their property or face the wrecking ball.
It is an undeclared war on blighted and substandard houses that litter the city, as an estimated 100 abandoned buildings exist inside city limits.
This week, the city is wrapping up their third in the opening round of seven demolitions as they finish tearing down a house at 200 West Third Street.
Things are going well, said Laura Bedlan, Fairbury Assistant Street Superintendent, on Monday. We are working on 200 West Third and I think the guys are going to have that polished off today or tomorrow.