Yeah, so, remember that homeless trailer that’s been parked next to my office for the past six months?
Well, things are not going well for the residents. Last night, their trailer caught fire.
Apparently, the shelter caught fire around 3 a.m. last night. The couple that was living there were not hurt. The fire department showed up and put out the fire, which luckily didn’t spread to the nearby buildings or the big empty lot filled with dried-out weeds and grass located right behind it. The neighborhood is very industrial. If the fire had spread, it could have been really bad.
I haven’t seen the homeless couple today, but my office buddy Paul spoke with another homeless man who was storing some of his stuff nearby the trailer. He said that the homeless couple must “have someone hatin’ on them,” and claimed someone started the fire as an act of revenge.
While I didn’t love that we had a homeless encampment next to our office that was beginning to expand and add residents, especially now that it is getting darker earlier, I do feel terrible for the folks that were living there. They didn’t have much, and now what they had is destroyed. A few weeks ago, they had mentioned to our security guard that they have been robbed repeatedly and were planning on moving their trailer.
So, yeah, even the homeless think this neighborhood is crap.