Abandoned complex in Tucson catches fire for sixth time this year

Abandoned complex in Tucson catches fire for sixth time this year
An abandoned complex of buildings near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base has been the seen of multiple fires this month. (Source: KOLD News 13)

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - For the sixth time this year, an abandoned DES complex is causing trouble for Tucson fire fighters.

The Tucson Fire Department said it responded to a call at the facility near the intersection of 29th and Swan.

On Jan. 16, a man died in a fire at the complex located near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

http://www.kold.com/2019/01/16/four-people-taken-hospital-after-apartment-fire/

Businesses and neighbors in the area have called the 28-acre property an "eyesore" and "nothing but trouble.”

The old DES complex was up for rezoning more than a year ago, according to City of Tucson records. The owners had office, retail or commercial space in mind.

Last month, a representative for the property owners told KOLD News 13 they plan to make some changes at that building but wouldn't elaborate.

KOLD found out the building meets the city’s requirements - boarded windows, fencing and signs to warn about private property.

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