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Mpls. firefighters battle blaze amid maze of clutter

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Metro firefighters have found themselves battling clutter as well as flames twice in the last week or so.

A neighbor helped a 73-year-old woman escape a Minneapolis house fire on Sunday, but firefighters were hampered in their efforts by a maze of belongings in the home, FOX 9 reports.

Piles that included newspapers and boxes blocking doorways, as well as gun ammunition in the basement, made conditions dangerous for the the fire crews, FOX reported.

On July 9, a St. Paul man died in a fire at a home that was packed with belongings.

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