Friday, August 14, 2015

Hoarding can be deadly

From the Queens Courier:

Firefighters found a 58-year-old man dead in the basement of a Glen Oaks home following a two-alarm fire Thursday morning, according to police.

More than 100 firefighters and the 105th Precinct responded to the blaze that broke out at 6:29 a.m. at the home on 265th Street near 79th Avenue.

According to the FDNY, efforts to extinguish the flames were complicated after firefighters encountered “Collyers’ mansion” conditions — piles of debris throughout the home.


Anonymous said...

There is a hoarder home on in an attached one family 84 street in Elmhurst for many years now.The front,back and side yard is full of stuff and we can only imagine what the inside looks like.Neighbors complain all the time,city agencies come by an issue tickets and even the local Councilman Dromm has gone to talk to the woman.It seems that nothing can be done and the neighbors have to live in fear of a fire or rodents and bugs and just a general eyesore.

Anonymous said...

why can't anybody get in touch with this person's family -- I am sure someone can help her --

Anonymous said...

Hoarding is a form of OCD