Firefighting News: Hoarding Suspected in Fatal Connecticut Home Collapse

06/16/2014
A 66-year-old woman was found dead under a pile of debris in her home in Cheshire, Connecticut. The Cheshire Citizen (http://bit.ly/1lHIufB) reported that the victim was found in the dwelling's basement on Saturday by police conducting a welfare check. A postal carrier found mail had piled up at the home for about a week and a half and alerted authorities. An investigating is ongoing, and the situation is being treated as a hazmat incident. Hoarding : A Fire Prevention and Response Concern Police determined that there was a structural collapse of the first floor based on the weight of the content of the house. Firefighters and other agencies responded to the scene after police determine t...

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