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Peoria Fire-Medical battle flames at hoarder home, no structural damage

Peoria Fire-Medical battle flames at hoarder home, no structural damage
Posted at 3:35 PM, May 13, 2017

Multiple firefighters helped battle a blaze at a possible hoarder's home in Peoria Saturday morning.

Peoria Fire-Medical and the Glendale and Sun City Fire Departments responded to the home near 77th Avenue and Thunderbird Road around 10:30 a.m.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, they discovered heavy smoke coming from the home. Once crews were able to gain access to the inside they found that it was cluttered with items and described it as being a “hoarder-type situation,” a Peoria Fire-Medical spokesperson said.

The densely packed materials scattered throughout the home made it difficult for firefighters to navigate through the house, officials said.

According to a fire spokesperson, crews eventually located the fire in the back bedroom. The fire was contained to items found within the house and did not cause damage to the building’s structure.

The home suffered serious smoke damage as a result of the incident.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.