CARRICK (KDKA) — It’s been months since a fire destroyed a home in Carrick.
Since that fire, the debris from the home has been leaning on the house next door, forcing a man and his kids to stay elsewhere.
The debris from the home that caught fire in February is at the intersection of Nobles Lane and Giller Street. The rubble is pressing against Jason Urban’s house next door.
“I’m actually scared what the foundation is going to look like to be honest,” Jason Urban said.
Jason Urban has been dealing with this mess since Feb. 13.
“It’s still not going to be like home until this is out of here, completely out of here,” Urban said.
But now he’s had enough.
He’s been staying at a hotel for the past three months. But now he’s ready to go home after his neighbor’s house caught on fire, spreading to his home and destroying it.
“It actually knocked my chimney on the roof of my house, which actually caved in the two bedrooms. All dry wall had to come down and there are a lot of structural problems,” Urban said.
He’s afraid to have his 8-year-old son, Chase, and 6-year-old daughter, Olivia, stay there until the debris is cleaned up.
Urban’s neighbors are just as concerned.
“The other day I saw a guy climbing underneath the debris pulling out copper tubing. Sooner than later… all that’s so unstable it’s unreal,” neighbor Joe Steiner said.
Urban says he’s been in touch with the city to get the debris taken away.
The city had the home condemned after the fire happened. They’ve been trying to get a bidder to demolish it for a while now.
“The roof and the siding, we’re not going to replace it until… It’s way too dangerous to do anything,” Urban said.