WESTMINSTER, Colo. (KDVR) — A fire was reported at the house of a Westminster hoarder Monday afternoon.
Multiple trucks from Westminster Fire Rescue responded. There was heavy smoke and moderate fire when crews first responded to the home.
The fire was under control as of 5 p.m.
Additionally, when fire crews were approaching the home, they heard loud pops. Out of an abundance of caution, pulled back and requested police to respond.
Police were still working to secure the house, and access was restricted because of a partial collapse.
FOX31 has reported on the property and its owner, William Prouty, several times. Most recently, neighbors spoke to the Problem Solvers about the issues they’ve had with the house and Prouty.
The property, located at 4242 Barr Lane, was last cleaned Feb. 9. The city hired crews to remove mounds of trash, furniture and appliances from the front and back yards of the house.
It was the second cleanup in the span of eight months.