Multiple exotic pets killed in Charleston house fire

  • Source: WCHS-TV ABC 8
  • Published: 05/12/2018 03:51 PM

The Charleston Fire Department says multiple exotic animals were killed in a house fire on the city's West Side. The homeowner, Michael Butcher said 15 of his 19 pets were killed mainly by smoke inhalation. Fire crews responded to the fire at a home in the 300 block of Dayton Driver at about 2:15 p.m. Saturday. When crews arrived, they said the first floor was engulfed. As firefighters worked to put out the fire they found numerous cats and multiple exotic animals including a parrot, two large lizards, a white python, a tarantula and several other snakes.


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