St. Louis firefighters save pet python from house fire

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis firefighters saved a homeowner’s beloved pet python while responding to a house fire in a north city neighborhood Monday morning.

According to the St. Louis Fire Department, the fire started around 8 a.m. in the 3100 block of Norwood Drive, located in the Kingsway West neighborhood. The fire started in the basement.

Firefighters did not discover any persons in the home but located the snake in the basement.

Despite the abundance of smoke in the home, the python appeared to be fine.