Maryland homeowner burns down house fighting snake infestation
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WWBT) - A homeowner in Montgomery County, Maryland burned down their house while attempting to get rid of a snake infestation, NBC4 says.
A spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue told NBC4 the homeowner tried to use smoke to coax the snakes out of the home, but hot coals got too close to flammable materials, sparking the fire.
About 75 firefighters responded to the home on Big Woods Road near Poolesville at 10 p.m. Tuesday. The fire spread from the basement and caused over $1 million in damage.
The spokesperson told NBC4 that no one was injured, and the status of the snakes is currently undetermined.
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