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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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16.

Fidel Sarcastro    

Todd Manning did it.

834 days ago
17.

lynda    

Stop

834 days ago
18.

ManiacalZebra    

Nooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!! Da poor bears!

834 days ago
19.

Deborah    

This is one of the dumbest stories I've ever made a comment on. And only because I love Maurice. Don't make him look like joke because he's not. He's a very talented actor and nice guy. Love you Maurice, Thanks for the acting.

834 days ago
20.

arale norimaki    

is Mr.Floppy ok?


''http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP3jksgr_V0'

834 days ago
21.

LATINABEBE    

THIS HAVE TO BE THE STUPIDEST STORY I EVER READ.....IF YOU DONT HAVE ANYTHING WORTH WHILE TO WRITE ABOUT, PLEASE DONT WRITE ANYTHING!!!!!!! THERES SO MUCH TO READ ABOUT ALL THAT IS HAPPENING IN THIS CRAZY WORLD AND YOU WASTED YOUR TIME AND OUR WITH THIS CRAB......

834 days ago
22.

Sharon    

This isn't "star" news, Man you guys must be bored! Guess L.Lohan has been napping today.

834 days ago
23.

Jay    

Im a huge MB fan but yeah this story is dumb.

834 days ago
24.

Jordan    

Is someone from TMZ comforting Shevon in her time of need. She must be devestated at this news.

834 days ago
25.

Jackazz flatts    

For this I'm missing Frasier reruns

834 days ago
26.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Talk about adding fuel to the flame with stuffed animals.

834 days ago
27.

ML    

they had to be thrown out??? They don't have a washing machine to wash the smoke out of them? Are they THAT F-ing stupid???

834 days ago
28.

Alicia Gritz    

Oh, poor Joshua. I'm just especially glad that Maurices home wasn't burned to the ground.
Love ya Maurice. God bless u and your family.

834 days ago
29.

gimmeshelter    

tmz contributes entirely too much to the dumbing down of america. usually, it looks as if 10-yr-old surfer dudes write the headlines and stories and now, this..WTF. Harvey is desperate to be young and cool..sadly, he's neither.

834 days ago
30.

wilbur    

Its not the most earth ****tering news but its better than hearing someone else has died!

834 days ago
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