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Alligator Found Inside Philly Property Following Fire

PHILADELPHIA (CBS)—Crews in Philadelphia were called to the scene of a fire for reports of an alligator inside of a property.

It happened just before 8 p.m. on Unruh Ave. and Tulip St.

Officials with Red Paw Philly tell CBS3 that they were called because an alligator was found inside the building.

The organization says this isn’t a first for Philly but they can’t take in illegal animals.

Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia says they are investigating.

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“Just after 8:30 p.m., we received a request from Red Paw asking us to handle a case where the fire department was responding to a fire and as they knocked down the fire police entered the home only to find an alligator in a home,” said Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia. “The police called Red Paw and Red Paw deferred the call to us.”

Authorities tell CBS3 that two adults were hospitalized for non-life injuries.

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The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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