Woman found after 'hoarding' house fire

Posted at 8:50 PM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 13:24:08-04

Hoarding issues made it difficult for firefighters to battle a first-alarm fire in Phoenix Wednesday night.

Crews were called to the scene near 39th Avenue and Pinnacle Peak Road around 8:30 p.m.

Officials tell ABC15, a man and woman live at the home, the woman was unable to located at the time of the fire. On Thursday morning, Phoenix fire said she was located out of state.

A firefighter also twisted his ankle while trying to access the home. Witnesses at the scene tell ABC15 they saw the firefighter carried away in a stretcher from the home.

A family dog also passed away in the fire, officials said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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