Firefighters wrangle snakes at blaze

St. George firefighters and an animal control officer carried one python after another out of a trailer on Middleton Drive after the home caught fire Thursday morning. The snakes ranged in length from about 4 feet to 18 feet long.

“Most of them were pretty big,” St. George Animal Control Officer Kristeen Checketts said.

Smoke and flames were coming from the front of the trailer when firefighters arrived following the 911 call at 10:53 a.m., Deputy Chief Kevin Taylor said.

“We just knocked the fire down and then ventilated it and removed the animals as quickly as we found them,” Taylor said.

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Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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