Caddo firefighters talk rescue of 30-lb snake & fire safety tips

Published: Dec. 20, 2022 at 10:10 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 20, 2022 at 11:52 AM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - It’s that time of year where there’s an increase in house fires. Because of this, it’s important to know the importance of having a fire safety plan for you and your pets.

Firefighters John Phelan and Steven Kennedy joined KSLA on Tuesday, Dec. 20 to provide some fire safety tips.

Tips for fire safety:

  • Don’t overload your electrical outlets.
  • Have an escape plan in case of an emergency and make sure all household members know the plan.
  • Make sure space heaters have room and that your outlets are the correct wattage.
  • Always have smoke detectors and replace batteries when needed.

On Monday, Dec. 19, Caddo Parish District 4 responded to a call that resulted in an interesting find. An albino boa constrictor named Sunny was pulled from their most recent house fire. The big snake is six and a half feet long and weighs in at about 30 pounds!

Phelan assisted on the rescue and lifted the snake out of the burning home. Kennedy happens to run a snake rescue center called Steve’s Snaktuary. Sunny was able to make it out of the fire without any visible injuries. For now, she is being monitored at the Snaktuary for any potential respiratory issues.