After the previous owner left, six months ago, the home was “vacant.”
Sunday, in Oak Park Illinois, a 17-year old boy was rescued from a house fire. First arriving companies found “heavy smoke” pushing from the front of the two-story single-family dwelling. Firefighters located and removed the unconscious teen. Earlier neighbors had been in the rear, trying to get to the young man, where he was heard hollering “help me, help me!”
“Davis said the Whites had moved out “a while back.” Another neighbor, who did not know the family, said the house has been vacant for the past six months.”
“Teen injured in Oak Park house fire”, OakPark-Leaves.com
The Oak Park fire should remind all of us that “vacant” may not necessarily mean dilapidated and run down. Given the current economy and housing market, we should expect to find many good-looking vacant homes.