Hoarding Conditions Found Inside D.C. Home After Fire

Thursday, Dec 26, 2013  |  Updated 10:24 AM EDT
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Fire officials still don't know what caused a fire inside a southeast Washington home where hoarding conditions were found.

Fire officials still don't know what caused a fire inside a southeast Washington home where hoarding conditions were found.

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Fire officials still don't know what caused a fire inside a southeast Washington home where hoarding conditions were found.

The homeowner told News4's Melissa Mollet he woke up to the smell of smoke around 4 a.m. With no phone inside his M Street SE home, the man ran outside and banged on the doors of nearby homes for help.

Officials say hoarding conditions were present on both the first and second floor of the home.

The homeowner has lived in the home for 30 years, Mollet reported. He was able to escape the fire unharmed. The man was the only person inside the home at the time of the fire.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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