Our earlier post on this topic generated a lot of traffic — I hope people reading it heed the warning.  Abandoned homes do indeed pose a danger to the surrounding neighbors — in this case, 15 people were left homeless as a result of a natural gas explosion.

If you would like to help the victims of this senseless tragedy, please click here for information on how to make a donation.

For more information on this story, and the property’s slumlord owner, click here and here.