At 35 Chickering Street, where Leonel Rondon died in the driveway, what was left of the Figuroa family home was demolished not long after the September 13 gas explosion. But the refuse of the house sat fenced off for nearly a year.

10 days shy of the one-year-anniversary, the remaining pile — siding, insulation, damaged furniture and all — was heaped into massive trucks and hauled away.