Fire linked to pet tank

A group of up to eight youths destroyed planters in Allaway Avenue, Paulsgrove, on Thursday September 21 at about 7.35pm

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A REPTILE tank is believed to be the cause of a flat fire in Gosport.

Firefighters were called to the flat above an Indian takeaway in Forton Road at about 3am yesterday.

The flat was empty apart from a vivarium, which is thought to have overheated.

Gosport’s crew manager Chris Daly said: ‘The flat was left empty – that was the only thing in the flat.’

No reptiles were found.