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COLUMBUS, Ind. — Mark Adams stood in front of the only house he's ever lived in and watched an army of people attack it with hammers, crow bars, shovels and a chainsaw.
But like surgeons, the workers were removing decaying parts in attempt to improve the home at 1512 Lawton Ave. The porch roof had been rotting and falling apart. The concrete porch steps had been crumbling.
Firefighters from Columbus Township Fire and Rescue and Cummins Inc. employees carefully pried away and saved the original porch gutter of the home built in 1910. Afterward, Capt. Curtis Burton lay prone at the end of the extended firetruck ladder and sawed off chunks of the roof.
Adams' home was one of 36 properties in the 11th and Washington Streets area that were targets of a neighborhood cleanup today.
Please read Saturday's edition of The Republic for more information.
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