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Neighbors in SouthPark stood concerned early Monday as an abandoned house burned, hoping it wouldn't catch their homes on fire.

The house near 8th Avenue South and South Sullivan Street caught fire before 4:00 a.m.

Firefighters have not determined a cause yet.

The house has been abandoned for more than a year. One neighbor said the garage on the property caught fire about six months ago.

The house is badly damaged. Some neighbors said they hope the fire will lead to the rest of the structure being torn down.

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