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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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46.

Cashmere    

Next it will be about Alf.

775 days ago
47.

Diana    

dumb story, but glad everyone made it out ok...story should have been focused about them all being ok...not the stuffed animals . Nothing funny about house fires TMZ really!!.

775 days ago
48.

monica    

A house fire isn't really all that funny.

775 days ago
49.

tori    

Are u kidding me? One of the stupidest non relavent stories I've heard yet!

775 days ago
50.

nikynewark    

Noooo! The poyester is DEAD? Oh the humanity!

775 days ago
51.

bet you want to know    

SLOWWWW day in celebrity gossip/ news!!!!

775 days ago
52.

Agi Cohen    

To those who think this is silly....first of all, what are YOU doing here? And you have to know that this is a special actor on G.H.

774 days ago
53.

Stuffed animal repair    

I can repair the stuffed animal for him!

774 days ago
54.

Agi Cohen    

For a "ganster" on G.H. he's just a stuffed animal softie.....lol

774 days ago
55.

Agi Cohen    

A little weird to print...there must be some more interesting news regarding G.H. or something like that. LOVE GENERAL HOSPTAL!!!

774 days ago
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