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Caroline Street Apts. targeted in controlled burn

The vacant Caroline Street Apartments The vacant Caroline Street Apartments
A firefighter keeps cool during Wednesday's controlled burn exercise. A firefighter keeps cool during Wednesday's controlled burn exercise.

Firefighters continue to conduct a controlled burn on Caroline Street near downtown Montgomery.

Wednesday, the focus was on bringing down the vacant Caroline Street apartment complex, a community eyesore that's already been at the center of several suspicious fires in the past.

The dilapidated apartment complex is in stark contrast to grander parts of the city. It's just two blocks from the federal courthouse near downtown.

WSFA 12 News profiled the area in September of 2010. Local business owners and leaders were pushing to have the area cleaned up.

The Caroline Street Apartment fires were deemed suspicious because there were no power into the complex to ignite the buildings.

The complex is owned by the City of Montgomery and has been vacant for some time.

The burns will last until Thursday, August 4.

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