Hoarded homes can be at a higher risk of fire. Follow our advice on how to help someone who’s hoarding and reduce their risk of fire.

Hoarded homes can be at a higher fire risk. The number of possessions can also lead to exit routes becoming blocked, making safe evacuation more difficult. Fires spread much faster, especially if doors cannot be closed and where there are flammable items such as newspapers or cardboard lying around. 

Safety tips to prevent a fire in a hoarded home

If someone you know lives in a home that is dangerously full of belongings, they can live more safely by:

If there is a fire

Check if your home is fire safe

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