FOLSOM (CBS13) – Firefighters rescued a large tortoise from a two-story home that caught fire in Folsom on Thursday.
According to the Folsom Fire Department, crews responded shortly after 2:30 p.m. to the 500 block of Sutter Street, a few blocks north of Sutter Middle School.READ MORE: 'He Gives Me Everything To Be': Therapy Dog For Woman In Wheelchair Now Needs Wheelchair Of His Own
At 2:36 p.m. Folsom, & @metrofirepio, responded to report of smoke frm 2nd story of a home on the 500 block of Sutter St. Firefighters arrived to find residents evacuated & assisted in safely removing a lrg tortoise from the smokey conditions. Fire was contained to single room. pic.twitter.com/qPJBNJJJrA
— Folsom Fire Dept (@FolsomFire) April 22, 2021READ MORE: Quake Near Truckee: Why Some Got Shake Alerts And Others Didn't
The fire was contained to a single room and the residents evacuated safely, officials said. No injuries were reported.
Due to heavy smoke conditions, firefighters had to assist in rescuing the tortoise.MORE NEWS: Sacramento Police Officer Justin Shepard Arrested For Alleged Domestic Violence Incident
The cause of the fire is under investigation.