FOUR pets were killed when a fire broke out in a Portsmouth flat.
More than 25 firefighters went to tackle the blaze on the third floor of Windsor House, a six-storey block of flats in Canal Walk, Landport, on Saturday morning.
A man was rescued from inside the flat and taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham by waiting paramedics.
He was suffering from suspected smoke inhalation.
A tortoise was also rescued from the flat and given to the RSPCA to look after.
But four other pets did not make it.
Three African grey parrots and a white parakeet died.
The fire began at 8.45am and it took firefighters just under an hour to put it out.
As it was only a small blaze, neighbours in other flats were not evacuated.
The crews involved were from Cosham and Southsea fire stations.