A Buffalo Man is Rescued from a House of Squalor on the City's East Side

November 23, 2010 Updated Nov 23, 2010 at 7:58 PM EDT

By Lou Chilelli

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November 23, 2010 Updated Nov 23, 2010 at 7:58 PM EDT


Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) -- Just after noon on Tuesday, a call from neighbors to check on the welfare of an individual, brought Buffalo police and firefighters to the 22 hundred block of Fillmore Avenue. Upon entering the house, rescue workers found a 58 year old man living in deplorable conditions. The house was a cluttered mess and looked like it had not been cleaned in some time.

Michael DeGeorge, spokesman for the Buffalo Police Department explains, "Police got there...they describe some nasty conditions...dog feces everywhere in the house. They also say that there were jugs of urine and it was just sort of a nasty scene inside the house."

Police officials say they were unable to find any animals in the house. Some of the police officers at the scene called it the worst living conditions they have ever seen.

"I think that health department and some other agencies may get involved and further the investigation to this home." DeGeorge added.

Firefighters had to use self contained breathing apparatus to enter the house and remove the individual. He was transported to Erie County Medical Center by Rural Metro Ambulance. He will now receive physical and psychiatric evaluations. At this time, Buffalo police are not releasing the name of the of the person found in the house.