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Elderly Florida woman whom neighbors describe as ‘hoarder’ found dead after Christmas fire

A Florida woman in her 80s was found dead in her home after her home caught fire on Christmas night.

The Volusia Sheriff’s Office said it responded to a house fire around 9 p.m. Sunday in Deltona, Fla., and said the body of a woman in her 80s was found after firefighters extinguished the blaze, WOFL said. -TV reported.

Neighbors told the outlet that the city of Deltona and the fire chief visited the house several times, including months before the fire, and urged the woman to clean up the clutter in the house.

The crew had previously filled several large bins with items the women had stored around the house and in the yard. Neighbors say clearing those items was barely enough to clear the passage from the inside to the door.

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A Florida woman whose neighbors say was a hoarder was found dead after a fire on Christmas night.

WOFL-TV reported that neighbors were worried the stakes were posing a fire hazard, and on the night of the fire, homeowners asked people for extension cords for their space heaters. He also said he was spinning.

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The fire department is investigating the cause of the fire, but has warned of the potential hazards of extension cords.

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“Often, extension cords are not rated for the amount of power they produce,” says Battalion Commander Scott Smoak of Volusia County Fire Rescue. “So the extension cord melts and malfunctions, causing a short circuit and a fire.”

Neighbors said the deceased woman was kind and that she lived alone but had a daughter who lived out of state.

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Neighbors say they often try to help women by bringing them food and helping them when needed.

Volusia Sheriff’s Office did not respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital by the time of publication.