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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Seymour Avenue in Cleveland is now forever famous.

There stands the house where police say Ariel Castro held Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight captive for a decade.

Ariel Castro

Ariel Castro

Friday, police boarded up windows and started to fence off the house where he held the girls.

Federal officials in Hazmat suits also re-entered the house, where DNA proved he fathered Amanda Berry's baby.

The work to fence off the house continued on Saturday.

A temporary barricade also extended in front of the two vacant houses next to Castro's home.

Neighbors this week told Fox 8 News Castro had owned the properties in the past but the current ownership status was unclear.

The permanent fence will only be placed around the 2207 address.  The other homes are not considered part of the crime scene.

Neighbors watched the activity and said the neighborhood is appalled.

"I've known him 30 years. We went to high school together. I know his family. He was just a normal person. I never thought he'd do this," said Javier Marti, who lives across the street.

Police said it will take several days before the house is completely fenced in.

"All the traffic, all the stress. My grandmother is 74 years old. She's had enough, it's non-stop day in and day out," said Yaniel Marti.

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