Hoarding

A kitten removed from a Hooksett, N.H., home. (Image Credit: New Hampshire SPCA)

32 Cats Living In ‘Deplorable Filth’ Removed From NH Home

The homeowner previously had a chance to keep her animals, but officials were forced to take them away because they were not properly cared for.

08/27/2015

Crews on scene of a fatal Derry fire. (Image Credit: Derry Fire Department)

Authorities Identify Woman Killed In NH Fire

Firefighters say they were delayed by staffing reductions and hoarding conditions in a New Hampshire home where one person died in a Thursday night fire.

07/17/2015

Erika Murray in Worcester Superior Court, Dec. 29, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Lawyer Wants Charges Dismissed Against Worcester Mom With Dead Babies

A lawyer is seeking to have charges dismissed against a mother who lived in a filthy home where the skeletal remains of three babies were found.

07/11/2015

The 2-alarm fire in Manchester (WBZ-TV)

3 NH Firefighters Hurt Rescuing Woman From Burning Home; Hoarding Cited

One firefighter fell off a ladder and had the victim land on top of him.

06/22/2015

Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire at a Natick home early Thursday morning. (WBZ-TV)

Firefighters Struggle With Hoarding In Natick House Fire

Natick firefighters say they struggled to put out a three-alarm fire Thursday because the house was filled with so much junk.

03/12/2015

Erika Murray in Uxbridge District Court , Sept. 12, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Doctors Say Blackstone House Of Squalor Case Goes Beyond Hoarding

The living conditions inside Erika Murray’s Blackstone house go beyond what someone might describe as hoarding.

09/12/2014

Joseph Boyer's yard in Andover. (WBZ-TV)

Andover Man Refuses To Remove Junk From Yard

The man who lives in the home says he’s in a legal battle with US Bank over the foreclosure of the house four years ago.

06/05/2014

Three people were in this Shrewsbury home when the fire started. (Photo Credit: Jim Claflin)

Elderly Man Killed In Shrewsbury House Fire

A house fire in Shrewsbury that left an elderly man dead is not suspicious, investigators said Thursday.

11/14/2013

Hoarding (file image)

Research Suggests Genetics Are Behind Hoarding

Researchers have mounting evidence a hoarder’s brain is wired differently.

04/27/2012

Three firefighters and a homeowner escaped this burning house in Peabody.

Firefighters Escape Burning Peabody Home Filled With Debris

Several firefighters became trapped while battling a house fire Monday morning.

08/01/2011