Foreclosed home burns in NW Atlanta

A foreclosed home caught fire in northwest Atlanta Thursday morning, a month after the family moved out.

No one was hurt in the major 8 a.m. blaze in the 400 block of Oliver Street. An initial report of an entrapment turned out to be false.

"We've got a lot of vacant structures over here, a transient population, so things happen," Atlanta Fire Battalion Chief Bryant Tate said.

Neighbor Raquel Blossomgame told the AJC the family had lived in the house for several years until the bank foreclosed last month.

"There are a lot of vacant houses over here, a lot of foreclosures," she said. "People don't make the money they used to."