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Early morning fire destroys Anderson home, taking its history with it

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ANDERSON, Calif. - CAL FIRE responded to a fully-involved house fire in Anderson early Monday morning, neighbors say this house has been a problem since the owner passed away. 

Firefighters said they got reports of a residential fire at Lynn Hart Lane off of Rhonda Road at approximately 4 a.m. When they arrived on the scene, they said the home was fully-involved.

There have been no reports of injuries. The cause is under investigation. One neighbor, who has lived on the street for twenty years said he was sad to hear the news but not surprised. 

Lynn Hard himself built the two-story home but he passed away eight years ago. Neighbor Kevin Blanchard explained how the family has been struggling to keep trespassers out since.

"The family came and boarded the house all up but we've had people breaking in and looting the place. They've stripped all the wiring and electrical. It's just terrible. There's vandals everywhere. How they don't get caught I don't understand," said Blanchard.

Blanchard and other neighbors said they've filed concerns with the Shasta County Public Planning Division. 

Although he expressed it is sad to see the home go, Blanchard said he hopes the family will finally be able to relax and know they still have a beautiful piece of property left behind by their father without the constant battle of break-ins and trespassing.

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