Collyer Mansion: Washington, D.C.

Fire in Northwest reveals hoarding conditions

Companies downtown responded to the 300 block of Weber Street, Northwest, to find fire showing from the first floor of a two-story middle-of-the-row dwelling. Upon entry hoarding conditions were discovered, including a refrigerator at the second floor landing, complicating the search.

The body of an adult male was found in the fire room, underneath furniture.

DC Breaking Local News Weather Sports FOX 5 WTTG


“Elderly man found dead in Northwest DC house fire” WTTG
“Man dies in Northwest D.C. fire” WJLA
“Elderly Man Found Dead In Burning Washington, D.C. Home On Thanksgiving Eve” WUSA
“Fatal Rowhouse Fire 333 Webster Street N.W.”

Read more about Collyer Mansion and hoarding fires on Backstep Firefighter.


Bill Carey is the daily news and blog manager for Elsevier Public Safety (FireRescue Magazine/Firefighter Nation, JEMS and LawOfficer sites.) Bill also manages the network and is a former volunteer lieutenant with the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George's County, Maryland.

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