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'General Hospital' Star

Stuffed Animals Perish

in House Fire

6/10/2012 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Real-life tragedy struck the home of "General Hospital" star Maurice Benard Monday -- TMZ has learned, a tiny fire broke out in the actor's home ... and several innocent stuffed animals met their demise.

Law enforcement tells TMZ, the fire started in the bathroom at Maurice's Temecula, CA home around 10:30 AM after someone left a towel over a light fixture.

Firefighters rushed to the scene and successfully extinguished the conflagration -- but not everyone made it out alive. We're told a bunch of stuffed animals belonging to Maurice's 7-year-old son fell victim to smoke inhalation.

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We're told there was so much smoke in the house, the stuffed animals are no longer safe to play with -- and have to be thrown out.

Thankfully, Maurice's son wasn't home at the time. We're told he's grief-stricken, but will be okay.

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BananaHammock    

Seriously? This has got to be one of DUMBEST stories you guys have posted.

683 days ago
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christina    

slow day today?

683 days ago
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linda    

An actor's kid loses a few stuffed animals? Wah Wah, . Must be an extremely slow gossip news days.

683 days ago
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Cricket    

I'm sorry to hear about the fire, that is always horrible, no matter what the damage. The story is ridiculous though.

683 days ago
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Greygoose125    

The TMZ weekend staff really has NOTHING to write about today!!!!

683 days ago
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parlayer    

?????did I read this right?? and SO What?? next "stuft animal does lindsy, after her brakes went out, to settle her nerves." we want RED MEAT and all we get is pablum.

683 days ago
7.

magica    

Oh, the (non)humanity!

683 days ago
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keepinitrealincali    

LOL!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know why poster's are taking this story seriously. Lighten up-- TMZ is pulling your chain. This story was meant to be funny. TMZ got the reaction they wanted. Don't you all know TMZ is just f***ing with you? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

683 days ago
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Yomarina    

How did he end up living in Temecula should be the real story!

683 days ago
10.

Keyser Söze    

Sunday = Very Slow News Day at TMZ

683 days ago
11.

meg    

Slow news day, TMZ guys/gals??

683 days ago
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Vegas Wrestling    

Still more interesting than the Kardashians, and I feel bad the stuffed animals perished, they had more talent as well.

683 days ago
13.

Me    

The title mislead me because I thought they were his and laughed at the thought of Sonny Corinthos losing his Beanie Babies or something. Glad no one was hurt.

683 days ago
14.

stu    

which teddy started that fire? bad teddy bad!

683 days ago
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Kriss    

Really TMZ....has it come to this?

683 days ago
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