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Costa Mesa garage fire kills pet snake A...

February 01, 2005

Costa Mesa garage

fire kills pet snake

A garage fire in Costa Mesa early Monday caused extensive smoke

and fire damage and killed a 10-foot snake.

Firefighters responded to the fire in the 900 block of W. 19th

Street at about 7:45 a.m., Costa Mesa Fire Battalion Chief Scott

Broussard said. When they arrived, they found smoke and flames coming

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from a detached garage.

It took about 20 minutes for 25 firefighters to extinguish the

flames, Broussard said. One man was inside the home at the time but

was not injured, he said.

A snake that was caged inside the garage was killed, Broussard

said.

Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire or

damage estimates.

-- Marisa O'Neil

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