Lizard dies after its tank catches fire

This Is Lancashire: Lizard dies after its tank catches fire Lizard dies after its tank catches fire

A LIZARD was killed in a house fire in Leigh.

The owners of the pet were out when the tank caught fire at about 9pm on Monday in Church Street.

They returned to their home, to discover the blaze and called the fire service.

When firefighters arrived, there was smoke throughout the mid-terraced but the flames had not spread to the rest of the house.

The lizard, which was more than a foot long, died in the fire.

A man in his 50s was taken to Wigan Infirmary for treatment for a precautionary check up.

The fire is believed to have started when the lamp inside the tank fell onto the saw dust on the bed of the container.

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10:44am Mon 23 Dec 13

NHLUFC says...

Oh Charlotte Dobson, the Pulitzer Prize is in the bag. #prayforthelizard
Oh Charlotte Dobson, the Pulitzer Prize is in the bag. #prayforthelizard NHLUFC

1:45pm Mon 23 Dec 13

filthy6 says...

It makes a change from the coverage of chip pan fires
It makes a change from the coverage of chip pan fires filthy6

5:59pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Citizen Cane says...

Full turn-out no-doubt from the brave fire crew?
Full turn-out no-doubt from the brave fire crew? Citizen Cane

7:08pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Igor biscan63 says...

Health reporter ???
Health reporter ??? Igor biscan63

8:52am Tue 24 Dec 13

nozza17 says...

Has the Bolton News turned into an youth training paper or something?

The level of news this rag is reporting these days is dire.
Has the Bolton News turned into an youth training paper or something? The level of news this rag is reporting these days is dire. nozza17

8:53am Tue 24 Dec 13

Donkey Stone says...

Poached lizard. Yum, Yum.
Poached lizard. Yum, Yum. Donkey Stone

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