Fire engulfs home, endangers exotic animals 4:48 PM
04:48 PM EST on Thursday, February 22, 2007
By WCNC Staff
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The fire broke out in a home on
A 19-year-old woman who was renting the home woke up to smoke and ran out of the house. No one was injured
The home’s owners live behind the rental property, where they train exotic animals, including four tigers, three bears, a camel, a mountain lion and a cougar. The brush fire threatened the animals’ homes, and Chester County Animal Control was called out to help.
WCNC talked with the mother of the woman who lived in the rental house. She said her daughter just moved into the home Wednesday with her fiancé, and now they’ve lost everything.
Firefighters are looking into electrical problems as a possible cause.
They do know what made the fire so hard to control – wind.
High winds and low humidity created conditions ideal for fires across much of the area Thursday. Brush fires also broke out in Burke and Rutherford counties.
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