'Hoarder's home' catches fire, neighbors hear explosions - FOX 35 News Orlando

'Hoarder's home' catches fire, neighbors hear explosions

Updated:
  • Arizona HeadlinesMore>>

  • 14 arrested in Phoenix-area sex trafficking probe

    14 arrested in Phoenix-area sex trafficking probe

    Authorities say a sex-trafficking investigation in the Phoenix metropolitan area has netted 14 suspects on prostitution-related charges.
    Authorities say a sex-trafficking investigation in the Phoenix metropolitan area has netted 14 suspects on prostitution-related charges.
  • Local TV stations request to air delayed footage in Jodi Arias's retrial

    Local TV stations request to air delayed footage in Jodi Arias's retrial

    Live coverage of the upcoming sentencing retrial of Jodi Arias has been banned.On Friday the local TV stations, including FOX 10 proposed a compromise.Millions watched the Jodi Arias trial last year. But when Arias acts as her own attorney and fights to avoid the death penalty in her sentencing trial no one will be able to see it live.
    Live coverage of the upcoming sentencing retrial of Jodi Arias has been banned.On Friday the local TV stations, including FOX 10 proposed a compromise.Millions watched the Jodi Arias trial last year. But when Arias acts as her own attorney and fights to avoid the death penalty in her sentencing trial no one will be able to see it live.
  • The Buzz: 8/22/14

    The Buzz: 8/22/14

    John hook, Cory McCloskey, and Troy Hayden talk about the pay it forward trend in Florida, sleeping in IKEA, and speeding up baseball in the buzz. 8/22/14
MESA, Ariz. -

Firefighters say a hoarder's home near Guadalupe Road and Loop 101 caught fire early Wednesday morning. 

According to fire crews, they had a difficult time getting the fire under control because the home was packed with stuff from floor to ceiling, including the garage.

"The number one thing we do as firefighers is life safety...so when you have your access through the house impeeded by such an amount of materials, then it becomes difficult for us to do that," said Mesa Fire Capt. Forrest Smith.

The owner of the Mesa home wasn't there, but his brother was home and was treated for smoke inhalation.

Mesa, Scottsdale, Chandler and Gilbert firefighters were called to battle the flames. Most of the home was destroyed once firefighters were finally able to control it. A truck next to the home also caught fire.

Neighbors told FOX 10 they heard multiple explosions come from the home and were worried it would spread to others, but firefighters were able to contain the fire.


Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices