Mouse gets blame for Portsmouth fire

The scene in Highams Hill, Gossops Green, Crawley, West Sussex on Saturday after a woman in her 20s was found dead in a bed in a flat. Picture: Flora Thompson/PA Wire

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A MOUSE is believed to have caused a fire in the loft of a house.

Firefighters were called to the incident at The Retreat, in Southsea, around 6pm on Saturday.

When they arrived a family were waiting outside.

After inspection, crews determined smoke had probably been generated by a mouse that had gnawed through an electrical cable in the loft space.