Pet monkey treated for smoke inhalation after Madison County fire

A woman's pet monkey had to be treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in her home.

Firefighters responded to the fire on Raintree Drive early Friday morning. When they arrived they found the woman and her two dogs outside the home, but the woman's two pet monkeys were still inside.

Firefighters were able to easily rescue one of the monkeys in an outdoor run attached to the room, but had to go inside the home to find the other monkey. Richmond Fire Chief Buzzy Cambell said the second monkey had to be treated for smoke inhalation on the scene after being rescued.

According to Chief Campbell the fire appears to have started behind a TV inside the Monkey's bedroom.

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