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Hoarder’s Condo Burns in Southern California

 Wednesday, November 26, 2014

 NBC San Diego

A SoCal woman whose cluttered home caught fire Tuesday evening has died. The flames sparked at a condominium complex in the 2300 block of Caringa Way in Carlsbad, California, just before 8 p.m., forcing residents next door to run from their home. Firefighters say clutter blocked their entrance into the home and, once inside, made it difficult for them to maneuver. The woman in her late 70s was found unresponsive on the first floor. Despite efforts to save her, she was pronounced dead at the home. "She’s a hoarder," she said. "Things have to be done; they can’t avoid them."