This isn't a disaster of our own but a neighbor of my pparents. A few doors down from them lives a hoarder. They try to keep everything inside but it spills out onto their driveway. I have heard from a neighbor that he once burned a sofa in the backyard. They live in a suburban area with medium sized yards. They are a couple with 2 children both still in school, I think Jr and Sr. high. They think the husband is the hoarder, he works for a re-cycling business. The city won't do anything about it since it is private property and can't enter the house without a good reason. I am sure it is a fire hazard inside. There have been complaints when stuff is left outside, they seem to take care of it. The inside must be horrible. People have seen the two car garage opened at times and it is stuffed to the ceiling. Any suggestions on what can be done? I understand that people have problems with hoarding and it is a sickness. It seems they are nice enough people but what can be done? They (parents and other neighbors) have thought to call child protective services but no one wants to be responsible for children being removed if it came to that?