SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Today marks six months since a man started a fire in Springfield, shot at first responders and then took his own life, and fire crews and neighbors have been shaken up ever since.
Neighbors said what’s left of the shooter's house needs to be removed because it’s a "constant reminder" of that horrific day.
"I mean that’s terrible leaving that out there. It stinks. It’s terrible looking,” neighbor Donald Taft said.
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Taft isn't the only neighbor that's upset.
“I had an odd view ... I drive by the skeleton-looking house and take pictures and go, 'Hmmm, the graveyard is still up. Wonder if they're going to do something about it?' Because it looks hideous,” neighbor Shelley Hargrove said.
Many told KEZI 9 News once it’s gone, the neighborhood will be able to fully heal. They also said things will never be the same.
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