Snake's alive! Two cats, too! Pets rescued from house fire
A pet snake and two cats were rescued from a Fairfield Woods Road house fire Friday evening that caused about $75,000.
Flames and heavy smoke were billowing from the house at 920 Fairfield Woods Roads when firefighters arrived on the scene. Engines 3, 2, 1 and 5, Ladder 2 and Rescue 1 were dispatched to the scene along with FD Car 3 and fire marshals.
All occupants of the house had escaped without injury, but pets were inside.
Crews from Engine 3 attacked the fire with a hose through the front door, while Ladder 2 firefighters forcibly entered the house, and assisted with ventilation.
Firefighters from Rescue 1 searched for the pets, and removed a snake and cat that appeared OK, but another cat was unresponsive. Oxygen was used to revive the cat on the front lawn. Animal control staff was also on scene to assist with the pets.
The fire was under control in about 20 minutes, and fully extinguished in approximately 35 minutes, according to fire officials.
The fire is being investigated by the Fire Marshal's Office, and the cause has not been determined yet.
The house suffered moderate fire damage, but officials said there was significant smoke and heat damage.