Exotic animals missing after fire destroys family’s home

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A house fire at the Davidson County, Williamson County line destroyed a family’s home late Friday night.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

Seven different fire engines responded to the home in the 9500 block of Highway 96.

Crews were initially called just before midnight and the house was already engulfed in flames when they arrived.

The Nashville Fire Department told News 2 there were “a number of animals – exotic and domestic – in the home.”

Officials know there were four or five monkeys, some llamas and dogs in the home and they know some of the dogs did not make it.

There was also a report that a leopard may be missing, but officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency told News 2 there was not.

Firefighters had to run water more than a quarter of a mile to the house and one of them suffered minor burns.

The home is nearly burned to the foundation.

Neighbors told News 2 that a mother, father and their two daughters lived there with the animals.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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