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.READ MORE: Alleged Shooter In Deadly Road Rage Shooting In Springfield In Custody, Sources Say
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.Police Investigating Deadly Motorcycle Crash On NJ Turnpike In Gloucester County
“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.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.