GARFIELD, N.J. -- "Collyer's Mansion" conditions hampered firefighters who battled flames that tore through a Garfield home late Tuesday.
The two-alarm blaze began in the basement around 10:30 p.m. and quickly blew through the roof, responders said.
Trash stacked in the 1½-story home -- set back behind another house on Cedar Street -- blocked access and forced firefighters to attack the flames from outside, they said.
No injuries were reported, although a cat was treated for smoke inhalation before being taken to Oradell Animal Hospital.
Responders included Garfield police and firefighters from Elmwood Park, Lodi, Saddle Brook and Wallington.
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