Firefighters respond to multiple fires in Ensley Friday morning

ENSLEY, Ala (WIAT) — The Birmingham Fire Department is investigating three fires that happened around the same time in Ensley Friday morning. Investigators said the fires are arson.

Flames lashed through a home on Court P near 52nd Street around Four Friday morning. Just up the street near Avenue Q and 52nd Street another house caught fire. A third house caught fire on near 50th street and Avenue Q.

Fire investigators said all these homes were vacant.

Amos Sanders lives next to the house that caught fire on 52nd street. He was worried it was going to spread to his home.

“We went across the street until it was under control,” said Sanders.

Neighbors are fed up with the appearance of the homes.

“It looks terrible especially in the neighborhood makes the neighborhood look bad,” said Sanders.

Irvin Brentley has lived in the neighborhood for several years.

“You are a property owner. It brings the value of your property down it doesn’t make you a happy neighbor, said Brentley.



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