A Maryland homeowner burned down his or her residence on Nov. 23 after it became infested by snakes.
The house, located in Poolesville, Maryland, went up in flames after the owner attempted to use hot coals to smoke out the serpents, said Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer.
The coals ignited flammable material in the basement and sparked a fire that ravaged the residence, authorities said.
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Flames could be seen shooting out of the home's roof and second-story windows, according to images of the incident posted to social media.
Update (11/23 10p) 21000blk Big Woods Rd, Dickerson/Poolesville, @mcfrs Media Hotline Update 240.777.2442 - no injuries, Cause-undetermined/under investigation, >$1M loss, ~75FFs responded, it was dark & cold (~ 25°) https://t.co/6PwIkbRAkf pic.twitter.com/jWlB1HPdKt— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) November 24, 2021
At least 75 firefighters responded to the incident around 10 p.m., and the cost of damages is estimated at over $1 million, Piringer said.
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No people were injured in the blaze, but the status of the snakes is undetermined, Piringer noted.