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Snakes killed in York blaze

Up to 100 snakes have been killed in a house fire.

A woman was rescued from a first floor window of the house in Boothwood Road,York. She suffered smoke inhalation and has been taken to hospital but her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: "Unfortunately a large number of snakes (possibly 100) have been killed by the fire."