Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Public safety

Pet turtle rescued from Town 'N Country townhouse fire

TOWN 'N COUNTRY

Townhouse burns; pet turtle is rescued

Firefighters saved a pet turtle from a townhouse fire Thursday, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said. They put out the blaze as well.

Fire Rescue responded to the fire at 7611 Woodbridge Court around 6:45 p.m. Thursday. Crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the first floor of the townhome, Fire Rescue said.

The residents had gotten out of the home before crews arrived. A firefighter rescued the pet turtle of nine years from the home.

The crews were able to contain the fire to one unit and put it out. There were no injuries.

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