Firefighters had to rescue a man after he became trapped in his home in south Dublin because of hoarding.
The DFB tweeted a photo of piles of rubbish and belongings, some as high as the ceiling.
Firefighters were called to a person who became trapped in their home due to hoarding.
Hoarding is a disorder that needs treatment and managing.
Apart from an obvious fire and escape risk, hoarding is a health risk.
Do you know someone who hoards? Speak to their GP for advice. pic.twitter.com/a6xcG9DyJb
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) September 6, 2022
According to the Irish Times, the man, who is in his 70s, was trapped for 14 hours and was taken to hospital with back injuries.
The fire brigade says apart from an obvious fire and escape risk, hoarding is a health risk and a disorder that needs treatment and management.
Meanwhile, OCD Ireland says hoarding is a mental health problem and that it provides "public talks about this and other topics for MH professionals, families & friends, as well as for sufferers of the disorder."