A residential structure fire in Visalia on Monday afternoon resulted in $20,000 worth of damage and one injured tortoise.
The Visalia Fire Department was dispatched to the 2700 block of N. Shady Court at 3:43 p.m. and discovered light smoke coming from the one-story home’s garage.
No one was home. However, a tortoise was found injured in the garage. It was treated for smoke inhalation and then taken to a local veterinary service.
Firefighters contained the fire to the garage in about 20 minutes.
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The cause of the fire has not been determined, but Visalia fire officials said it was accidental and started in the garage.