Pet turtle survives Hermon fire
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 3:00 pm

Turtle Wurtle, a pet turtle thought to have died in a fire Saturday morning on the Pyrites-Russell Road, was found alive inside the home. Cathy Connors, daughter of the homeowners Donald and Geraldine Powers, said the 32-year old turtle was found safe and alive in the debris. 'She shimmied out of her tank as the water from the firemen’s hose filled it,' Connors said. The turtle was found Sunday afternoon in the gutted-out dining room of the home. She was rushed to an exotic pet veterinarian to receive emergency care. See story here