CLEARFIELD - Firefighters found three dozen dangerous snakes in a duplex apartment Friday after a fire.
A reptile expert from Tooele was called in to evaluate the snakes, one of which was described as a gaboon viper, one of the deadliest snakes in the world. Five others were rattlesnakes, officials said.
No one was injured. Crews put out the blaze after it caused an estimated $20,000.
Investigators said they would look into whether any of the snakes were being kept illegally.