Reported 'hoarder house' catches fire in Phoenix

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(Source: Phoenix Fire Department) (Source: Phoenix Fire Department)
(Source: Phoenix Fire Department) (Source: Phoenix Fire Department)
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(Source: Phoenix Fire Department) (Source: Phoenix Fire Department)
(Source: Phoenix Fire Department) (Source: Phoenix Fire Department)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Phoenix fire crews battled a fire Thursday morning at what is being called a "hoarder house."

Flames started in the attic of the home on West El Caminito, near 29th Avenue and Northern.

When crews arrived, they encountered heavy fire and smoke coming from the attic and interior of the home.

But conditions inside the home made things tough for the firefighters.

While forcing entry into the home to check for anyone trapped inside, firefighters found the home to be packed full of various items, furniture. boxes and trash.

The packed house "made the interior search dangerous and extremely difficult," according to Phoenix Fire Captain Rob McDade.

The pictures sent to us from the Phoenix Fire Department show that the house and yard were just overflowing with stuff.

Fortunately. the homeowner was out of town at the time of the fire. There were no injuries.

Crews were able to stop the flames from spreading to neighboring homes.

Fire investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire.

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