Reporting Ed Mertz
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A fire-gutted house in Glendale that became a home to coyotes has been torn down.
KNX 1070′s Ed Mertz reports neighbors were relieved as they watched work crews hammering away at the chimney of the home on Brockmont.
“It’s been an eyesore for a long time,” said one resident.
After a fire gutted the home last November, the structure sat vacant until two coyotes moved in and gave birth to five pups about six months ago.
One woman said the coyotes scared a family with young children in kindergarten and second grade.
“They don’t like to go by the house because it’s scary,” she said.
Los Angeles County officials threatened to destroy the coyotes, but backed off after a public outcry.
The coyotes have since moved on — and neighbors are glad the homeowner has done the same with the demolition.
“We’re just happy to see the hazard portion go away,” said one resident. “There were a lot of pieces falling off, it was deteriorating, it was dissolving.”