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Officials demolish abandoned Glendale home overrun by coyotes

October 18, 2011 |  8:52 am

  The fire-damaged house in North Glendale that became the a temporary home for a pack of coyotes and a flash point of controversy is finally coming down.

A demolition crew was working at 318 Brockmont Drive on Monday tearing down pieces of the house. The second story is now basically gone with only the chimney still standing, the Glendale News Press reported.

The city attorney's office has been working with owners Brett and Lisa van den Berg since May to get the fire-gutted house torn down. It was heavily damaged in a fire on Nov. 27, 2010, and has been an eyesore in the neighborhood ever since.

At one point, neighbors said they saw coyotes coming in and out of the vacant house and believed the animals were using it as a home base, which set off a media frenzy last month.

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-- Mark Kellam, Times Community News

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