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Crews battle fire at hoarding house in north Phoenix

Posted: 11:52 AM, Mar 23, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-23 20:50:52Z

Crews from the Phoenix Fire Department were on scene of a house fire at a home near 31st Avenue and Butler Drive on Thursday that was packed full of "various items and boxes."

As firefighters got on scene they found heavy fire and smoke coming from the attic and inside of the house.

When crews tried to force entry into the home they found it to be packed with several items which made their search "dangerous and extremely difficult," according to a Phoenix fire spokesperson.

Fire officials say the homeowner was not home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries reported.

Investigators are working to determine what caused the fire.