FRESNO, California (KGPE) – A Fresno mobile home park where one person died and another was injured in a fire Thursday night was supposed to be shut down in January.
State documents show that the permit for the site, the Trails End Mobile Home Park in the area of Sierra and Blackstone avenues in north Fresno, was revoked due to unsanitary and substandard conditions. Neighbors add that the code violations were overlooked for years.
The California Department of Housing and Community Development confirmed that the park owner was given notice to shut down on Jan. 21 because of safety concerns and code violations. However, the site remains operational, and residents continue to live there in sub-standard conditions.
HCD received and investigated complaints of unsanitary and substandard conditions within the park. Since then HCD has issued Notices of Violations, however the park owner has not been responsive. Under these circumstances, HCD