Hoarder Hazard

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 10:07am

Firefighters injured removing man from fire inside home packed with "collectibles".

A Buffalo, New York man pulled from his burning home Tuesday is in stable condition.

The man, identified by family as Paul Moskaluk, 54, was found unconscious on the second floor of his home.

Firefighters said they had a problem getting to Moskaluk because of piles and piles of collectibles in his apartment.

Family members described him as "a little bit" of a hoarder.

Several other people on the first floor of the house escaped without injuries.

Two Buffalo firefighters were hurt during the response.

Crews estimate $15,000 in damage, and the cause has not been determined.
 

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