Authorities said a fire in an Oxnard garage has displaced three people and a large number of reptiles.
The Ventura County Star reports Sunday that Oxnard firefighters found a dozen or two dozen reptiles after battling an electric fire in a detached garage on Saturday.
Oxnard Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve McNaughten says the animals included a boa constrictor and a six-foot-long lizard.
He says several animals died in the blaze in the city about 60 miles (97 kilometers) west of Los Angeles.
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McNaughten says the Red Cross typically helps with displaced house pets but additional help was sought due to the large number of reptiles.