One woman without a home after Henrietta townhouse fire

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HENRIETTA, N.Y. – A Henrietta townhouse caught fire at around 5:30 Sunday morning. Firefighters say they saw heavy flames coming from the windows at 56 Harrier Circle.

Officials say the one occupant of the house made it out safety. The townhome is one of two attached to each other, though the fire did not spread past the initial townhouse.

Firefighters had difficulty battling the fire due to hoarding conditions.

“There’s a lot of clutter in the house,” said Battalion Chief Jared Guhl. “So we had to fight the fire from the outside until we made access by cutting through the windows or breaking down more doors.”

The damage to the home has displaced the woman that lived there. The Red Cross will be helping provide shelter and food.