Medina firefighters pull tortoises from smoke-filled shed

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MEDINA, Ohio (WJW)– The Medina Fire Department pulled about 10 turtles and tortoises from a smoke-filled shed.

It happened at Turtle World of Medina Wednesday afternoon.

The crew put out the fire and then worked to remove the animals. Firefighters used specially-designed masks to administer oxygen. According to the fire department, about half of the turtles did not make it.

The fire department said the shed was heated and one of the heating elements likely started the fire.

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