Homeowners complain about eyesores in neighborhood

After the fire department's investigation it becomes the homeowner and their insurance company's responsibility to clean up. (Source: Conor McCue)
After the fire department's investigation it becomes the homeowner and their insurance company's responsibility to clean up. (Source: Conor McCue)
Since the screen door fell off, Butler is also worried about squatters living in the house and causing problems in the neighborhood. (Source: Conor McCue)
Since the screen door fell off, Butler is also worried about squatters living in the house and causing problems in the neighborhood. (Source: Conor McCue)

Myrtle Beach, SC (WMBF) – Marie Butler is looking for answers as to why two abandoned homes are in her neighborhood. Unfortunately, those answers are hard to come by.

She's lived in the neighborhood for 12 years and says these two eyesores are making it no longer feel like home.

"It's not any good for this neighborhood," Butler explained.

Her first worry is a home which burned down nearly four months ago. It's still standing, ashes and all.

Butler has been begging for help, but Horry County Fire Rescue tells us there's nothing she can really do. After the fire department's investigation it becomes the homeowner and their insurance company's responsibility to clean up.

Right down the street is the other eyesore worrying Marie and other homeowners. She says the house has been abandoned for nearly two years and now it's falling apart.

Butler brought in an environmental inspector earlier this year and says they couldn't even go in the house.

"We don't know if the floors would hold up anybody let alone that top story," she said.

Since the screen door fell off, Butler is also worried about squatters living in the house and causing problems in the neighborhood.

"I especially wouldn't want to go around that house at night, I wouldn't even want to live around it," Butler said.

She says by now, she's done all she can do. She just hopes more neighbors will jump in on the cause.

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