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.
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
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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