Hoarder trapped for 14 hours after rubbish in house falls on her
A Sydney hoarder was trapped for over 14 hours when the rubbish inside her home fell on top of her.
Fire and Rescue crews were forced to break through a side window to gain access to the Canley Vale house, almost getting crushed themselves by the masses of garbage from floor to ceiling.
The grandmother's husband, who sleeps in his car outside due to the mess, raised the alarm when he couldn't get hold of his wife on her mobile.
She had been stuck for hours before help came at 10 this morning.
"This presented a serious challenge to the occupant's health and the rescue was quite difficult at the time," Fire and Rescue NSW's John Moore told 9News.
The situation was so extreme, firefighters used the same earthquake training used while searching for survivors in New Zealand.
Among the garbage dug through was magazines from the eighties and food that expired in the 90s.
Tonight, the woman in her 60s is receiving treatment in hospital with her husband by her side.