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.
The cause of the fire has not been determined, but Visalia fire officials said it was accidental and started in the garage.