4-foot python dies in Yuma fire

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(Source:  City of Yuma Fire Department) (Source: City of Yuma Fire Department)
(Source:  City of Yuma Fire Department) (Source: City of Yuma Fire Department)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A fire that broke out in a large snake habitat at a Yuma business Sunday ended up killing a 4-foot ball python.

Fire suppression sprinklers at SunRay Electric at 4221 E. 30th Place did their jobs and extinguished the blaze, Yuma Fire Department spokesman Mike Erfert said.

Damage was limited to the snake habitat enclosure, Erfert said.

No employees were inside the business at the time of the fire.

Fire investigators are trying to determine how the fire started.

Ball pythons are one of the most popular snakes kept in captivity, according to Reptiles Magazine.

The snake is native to central and western Africa and are known as the royal python in many parts of the world.

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