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Long Beach (CA) Firefighters Save 100-Pound Tortoise from House Fire

Long Beach firefighters carried a 100-pound tortoise to safety from a house fire, reports Press Telegram.

The tortoise was not directly threatened by flames, but he was close enough that a battalion chief at the scene decided he should be moved to a safer spot.

Several firefighters picked up the tortoise and carried him away, setting him down on the sidewalk. That’s when his owner asked them for a photo, and the firefighters lined up in the driveway to pose with their new reptilian friend.