Posted: May 5, 2012 12:43 PM
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Yuma city officials have ordered the demolition of a house they say was so overrun by bugs and human and animal waste that it is a biohazard.
The home about two miles north of the city's airport has been a nuisance for years. City documents show when inspectors arrived last month they found mounds of trash and fleas and cockroaches vying for space on the walls. They also found human and animal waste, sick and dead cats and unsafe wiring.
The Yuma Sun reports that one building inspector described it as the most horrific situation he's come across in 25 years on the job.
The city took emergency action to clear the most dangerous hazards but city spokesman Dave Nash says the home is still considered a serious risk.
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