Posted: Mar 25, 2010 10:06 AM by Letitia Walker
MONROE, La. (AP) - A Monroe man's attempt to get rid of snakes
in his yard ended up sending his wife to the hospital and burning
down his shed.
The News-Star reports, the man, whose name the Monroe Fire
Department did not immediately release, apparently started several
fires with pieces of paper in his shed and around his yard in an
attempt to eliminate several snakes.
The shed caught fire and sent smoke billowing into the couple's
Firefighters extinguished the blaze Wednesday shortly after they
arrived on the scene.
Fire investigator Tommy James says the man will be cited for
unauthorized burning, and police say the man will likely have to
appear in court.