LIBERTY EYLAU -- A fear of snakes started off a bizarre chain of events that ended in a house fire in Liberty Eylau, near Texarkana.
Police say a woman spotted a snake in her backyard, threw gasoline on it and lit it on fire. That's when the snake slithered into a brush pile, setting it on fire. The fire began spreading to the woman's house and her neighbor's home.
No one, other than the snake, was hurt.