The London Fire Department is making their concerns about hoarding, and how it affects the safety of fire crews and other emergency workers, public.

There are hundreds of hoarders in London and Insp. James Hind says “For the people who live like this, this is normal. This is their life. Everything that you see…holds some sort of meaning to them.”

That can include rotten food, clothing stacked feet high, dust, debris and more that make it difficult to navigate a residence.