Firefighters remove bear from laundry room of California home

Firefighters in California responded to a home to remove a bear that had broken into the house and damaged a pipe in the laundry room to take a drink.

Santa Barbara County Fire spokesman Scott Safechuck said on Twitter that firefighters were summoned to a Cuyama Valley home on Wednesday on a report of an intruding bear.

Safechuck said firefighters arrived to find the bear “relaxing” in the laundry room.

He said the bear had broken a water pipe in the room and was enjoying a drink.

Firefighters escorted the bear outside the house and the animal “immediately climbed a tree,” Safechuck tweeted.