Residents Near Ross Park Want Burnt-Out RV Eyesore Hauled Away
People who live in a neighborhood on Binghamton's South Side aren't happy that a recreational vehicle gutted in a suspicious fire is still sitting outside a vacant house.
The burnt-out RV remains where it was when the blaze erupted near the Morgan Road home around 8:30 a.m. November 11. The property is directly across from the city-owned Ross Park.
No injuries were reported in the fire, which neighbors believe was a case of arson.
Binghamton police and fire investigators described the blaze as "suspicious." A man was seen near the vehicle shortly before it was engulfed in flames. No arrests have been reported.
Nearby residents told WNBF News they want the RV hauled away because it's an eyesore.
A letter carrier who was delivering mail in the neighborhood asked: "How long do you think they'll let it sit there?"
One resident said he reported the problem to the city but was left with the impression "they won't move it."
Responding to an inquiry from WNBF News, Mayor Jared Kraham in an email said the "issue already has been cited by the City." He wrote: "(T)he property owner by law has a short time window to address it or face prosecution, removal of the RV and the property owner charged for it."
According to Broome County records, the property was acquired by David Wiggins for $19,500 in August 2019.
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