Gerbils rescued from Gosport shed blaze

Gerbil stock photo
Gerbil stock photo
Tracey Hollingdale  at her flat in Ark Royal House, Blanchard Avenue, Gosport, with the fence and scaffolding visible through the window

Disabled woman feels like a ‘prisoner’ after fencing and scaffolding leave her home in the dark

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Firefighters rescued a clan of 22 gerbils from a shed in Gosport last night after a fire took hold.

Crews from Gosport Fire Station were called to a house in Captains Close just after 11.30pm to find a small fire in the shed.

A Hampshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said the fire was cleared using a hose reel and the poor animals were bought out to safety.