180 lb Tortoise Badly Burned in Blaze

Jul 7, 2012
The Reptile Report
by Contributing Editor

The Reptile Report - San Diego- A 180-pound tortoise was injured Monday night in a fire in Encanto.

Firefighters were called to the home on Burian Street off Radio Drive at 7:05 p.m. by a woman who said her turtle’s house was burning, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Maurice Luque said.

When they arrived they found the animal’s enclosure in the backyard on fire, Luque said.

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