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Last year, neighbors grew frustrated after a fire at the factory led crews to shut off utilities for hundreds of properties in that part of Old North Dayton.
“It’s a long-standing, vacant industrial property we’ve wanted to demolish,” said Aaron Sorrell, Dayton’s director of planning and community development.
The Hewitt Soap Co. facility, which closed in 2004, burned down in December, leaving piles of debris, which spilled into Linden Street.
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Fire officials determined the building was unstable and would need to be demolished. Concerns that part of the building would collapse onto Linden Avenue also led to the decision to raze the structure.