MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - It's been a dangerous eyesore, now an abandoned mobile home park is finally being cleaned up.
The Countryview Mobile Home Park has been abandoned since last year's floods. Ever since there have been complaints pouring in about the hazardous conditions. Soon it will all be leveled.
Piles of burned out mobile homes are finally being cleared and removed from the site.
Since the flood waters receded last year, property manager Junious Scott says an arsonist has started fires in more than thirty mobile homes.
"I don't know their reason behind whomever is doing it but this is a dangerous situation," he said. "Some of the firefighters could get hurt; some of these homes, there could be folks who left gas containers, you know, propane containers and stuff that would cause damage to property and to persons."
Scott is clearing the mobile homes that were set on fire. Negotiations are underway with a wrecking company to remove the buildings still standing.
But this clean up wasn't voluntary; a judge ordered it.
The people who used to live here got their FEMA money and split. But Scott says the bottom line is, "They left and left us with this mess and we have to clean it up."
A Shelby County spokesperson says the owner is making progress to clear the site and they are encouraged. The park owner goes back before a judge September 23.