THE battery charger for a drill caused a fire when it was left on for days.
The blaze broke out in the garage of a home in The Avenue, Gosport, at 2pm.
The owners of the property spotted smoke and called firefighters who managed to put the blaze out quickly after it caught a nearby rubbish bag.
Watch manager Glenn Stone said: ‘If you are going to put something on charge make sure you check regularly until it is charged.
‘Never just leave it.’