Recently many of my neighbors complained about drugs being sold at the corner of 13th. Avenue and Stirling St.
When people complain about the people from the illegal boarding house at 13th. and Stirling Coatesville Police they tell us there's nothing they can do:
"She's got political connections."
People who have been inside the house say that there is barely room to walk around inside. Items like furniture and toys salvaged from trash are allegedly piled to the ceiling.
I think its kindling waiting for ignition. Again:
"She asked me to represent her.":
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011 2008
Attic fire, pile of cigarette butts, no windows or doors to outside, sounds like a fire code violation, right?
There was a fire in a completely enclosed attic apparently caused by someone smoking in the attic.
We saw a burned mattress taken out of the attic from a ventilation hole cut by firefighters along with a dresser and some other furniture. The bedroom furniture sat on the front lawn for weeks.
It’s a single family home that was rented to multiple individuals against the Coatesville Codes Ordnance.
From looking at the Modena Fire Company’s photo of what looks like a pile of hundreds of cigarette butts in the attic, it appears the alleged renter smoked in his attic “bedroom”. “Possible entrapment” was reported.
You would think that there would be some sort of codes or fire violation issued after the fire.
I asked if the Modena Fire Company issued a fire code violation. Chief Dowlin said that the fire was in Coatesville and the Coatesville Company would do that.
But back then Patsy Ray (AKA-Patricia A Cuneo, AKA-Patricia Taylor), was on the Coatesville City Council. Ms. Ray, PA State Rep. Tim Hennessey’s Legislative Assistant Linda Lavender and Tim Hennessey’s former Office Manager Lisa Johnson are allegedly friends of the homeowner.
I know about this fire because it's across the street and I’m looking at the house as I write this. The house has been quiet since the fire, it’s occupied again and the rooms are again most likely rented out to multiple renters.
By Fire Chief Frank Dowlin
May 3, 2008
Saturday morning May 3rd, 2008 Modena Fire Company was dispatched at 1001 hours for an engine and ambulance to assist Coatesville Fire Department at 89 South 13th Ave. in Coatesville City for a reported house fire.
Chief Dowlin was first on scene living only a block away at 1003 hours reporting a 2 ½ story single family dwelling with smoke showing from the roof area. After talking to residents Chief Dowlin confirmed a working attic fire. Deputy Chief Paulukinas from Coatesville Fire Department arrived on scene at 1006 hours requesting a second alarm also reporting possible entrapment.
A second alarm realerted Modena now a full company as well as Thorndale and Westwood Fire Companies, and a tower from the Alert Fire Company and a Medic from the Brandywine Hospital.
Ladder 43 took position in the front yard of the residence laddering the roof area allowing fire fighters quick access to ventilation. Engine 41-2 laid a supply line from the corner of Sterling Street and 13th ave. and then deployed attack lines through the front door of the residence. Engine 37-2 arrived it crew assisted the Coatesville fire department with fire suppression and later overhaul.
The fire was placed under control rather quickly and most of the second alarm was returned. The fire is under investigation with the Chester County Fire Marshall's Office.
All units cleared the scene at 1225 Hours.
Units: Engine 37-1 and 2
Mutual Aid: Ladder 43, Rescue 43, Engine 41-1 And 2, 41a, 38, 44, 45, medic 93