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Scorpion missing, other exotic pets rescued in fire

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Rochester, N.Y. (WROC) — Firefighters responding to a home on Kosciusko Street in the city Sunday afternoon were surprised when exotic pets were discovered inside.

The homeowner alerted first responders to dogs, snakes and a tarantula living in the home.

At least one scorpion was unaccounted for immediately after the fire.

The fire was extinguished in about a half-hour and the residents made it out safely. The red cross is assisting two adults and four children with housing.

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