Kalamazoo Home Considered Total Loss After Overnight Fire
A home is considered a total loss in Kalamazoo after it caught fire early Monday morning.
Authorities say that the fire at the home was difficult to fight because it was unsafe to enter. The home had been condemned previously, because it was occupied by a hoarder. If a home contains too much stuff, it's dangerous to enter when ablaze because of a lack of pathways and exits.
The National Fire Protection Association says that:
"The excessive accumulation of materials in homes poses a significant threat to firefighters fighting fires and responding to other emergencies in these homes and to residents and neighbors."
All that could be done, crews say, was to make sure the blaze didn’t spread.