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Bees and blight plague one Southaven neighborhood

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Southaven house causing problems for neighbors (Source: WMC Action News 5 Southaven house causing problems for neighbors (Source: WMC Action News 5
Bees now call the house home, creating concern for many neighbors (Source: WMC Action News 5) Bees now call the house home, creating concern for many neighbors (Source: WMC Action News 5)
Last year's fire is still an open investigation; so nobody can clean up the lot (Source: WMC Action News 5) Last year's fire is still an open investigation; so nobody can clean up the lot (Source: WMC Action News 5)
SOUTHAVEN, MS -

(WMC) - A fire that happened more than a year ago is still plaguing one Mid-South neighborhood.

Neighbors say the burned out building is more than an eyesore; it's a safety hazard. A beehive is hidden inside the destruction.

"There are some bees that are swarming inside that house and they come out all along this lawn on this side. So, we don't usually walk by it," said Alissa Prestwich.

Prestwich and her family walk around the neighborhood often, but they always avoid the destroyed lot.

Another neighbor, Henry Woodard, says he sees the bees every time he walks outside.

"We see bees, and it could be a breeding ground for mold and something of that sort. It really needs to be addressed."

The Southaven house is condemned.

Fire Marshals and the insurance company are still investigating the fire because it was suspicious.

"It'd be nice to have something done about it so that it's just not dangerous anymore," said Prestwich.

Unfortunately, until the investigation is complete, the city cannot do anything with the lot.

Click here for some tips on how to avoid bee stings and what to do if you do get stung.

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