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Newmarket house fire sends one person to hospital

Dec. 6, 2013, Newmarket, Ont. - A house fire in Newmarket, north of Toronto, killed 16 snakes and sent one person to hospital as a precaution.

December 6, 2013 
By The Canadian Press

Fire officials say only two of the 18 non-venomous snakes in the home survived the blaze.

Firefighters were called to the home (on Cherrywood Drive near Davis Drive and Yonge Street) at about 5:30 a.m. Friday and arrived to find the house fully engulfed in flames.

Authorities say the home's smoke alarms were working and all the people inside were able to escape.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.


The Ontario Fire Marshal's office is investigating.

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