Several north Tulsa homes are being torn down in an effort to clean up Tulsa neighborhoods.
Thursday, city crews demolished a home in the Northgate neighborhood in the 6400 block of North Elwood. This is the first of 18 dilapidated structures that could be demolished through the city's abatement process.
Mayorâ€™s assistant DeWayne Midget: "we've been working in the community for several years now and we've really intensified our efforts here over the past year, year and a half."
Officials say property owners are notified when a home is considered dilapidated. They are given time to correct the problem before the city takes action.