Derelict up in flames

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A home damaged by fire in January 2012 in the 300 block of Southwest 1st Street was destroyed in a controlled burn by Chiefland Fire Rescue on Monday night at about 9 p.m.

The city has spent two years trying to get the owner of the property to remove the rubble — an eyesore located across the street from the Chiefland Senior Center.

The city's attempts to enforce its code was complicated by issues of ownership and tax problems for the property.