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CHARLESTON, West Virginia -

People on Charleston's west side say they are upset because some burned structures in their neighborhood haven't been torn down.

Gary McCorkle lives across the street from a house that caught fire on Barton Street.

He says he has already noticed people going into the house to take items that were left inside after the blaze.

McCorkle is hoping someone will step in and tear down the house before someone gets hurt.

"They are trying to go in there see what they can take," McCorkle said. "We ran a couple of them off. We had to call the cops because looters came trying to steal stuff. They are going in there and they could be hurt by what is going on."

McCorkle says there is also a lot of debris on the sidewalks outside of the house that he would also like to see removed.