Saturday, September 14, 2013

Hoarding helped Middle Village fire spread

From the Queens Chronicle:

The FDNY has determined the fire started in the wiring of the cellar ceiling of 78-13 68 Ave.

Neighbors complained that the tenants of the home have a habit of collecting items, leaving the house and the front yard cluttered and overgrown with shrubbery.

“They are like hoarders,” Cheryl said. “They keep all of this stuff all over their house.”

Some residents said firefighters were struggling to walk through the cellar when they surveyed the home.


Anonymous said...

N.Y.C. should implement yearly safety inspections for all buildings including residential. Let the fire department do it and tragedies like this one could be prevented !

Anonymous said...

The hero's need their sleep!