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'Angry' tortoise sets owner's house on fire

Posted on Saturday, 28 December, 2019 | Comment icon 8 comments

Firefighters emerged from the house with the culprit. Image Credit: Twitter / Essex Fire Service
A tortoise with a rather irate expression recently ended up having to be rescued from a burning house.
Firefighters were called out to a house in the small town of Great Dunmow, England on Christmas Day to tackle a blaze that had started while the owner was away from home.

As it turned out however, there was someone in the house in need of rescue - a 45-year-old tortoise who, as it happens, was also the prime suspect in the mystery of how the fire started.

"The fire started after the tortoise knocked a heat lamp onto its bedding, which then caught alight," said Great Dunmow Fire Station watch manager Gary Wain.
"This tortoise has had a very lucky Christmas Day - he is 45 years young and will now hopefully continue to live a long and happy life thanks to working smoke alarms."

The fortunate reptile has since earned himself something of an irate reputation thanks to a photograph showing him looking rather angry after being rescued by firefighers.

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (8)

Tags: Tortoise, Fire

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Piney on 26 December, 2019, 13:56
That was the owner's stupidity. The heat lamp for Zeke, our bearded dragon isaway from him and secured.
Comment icon #2 Posted by freetoroam on 26 December, 2019, 14:00
NOOO! it shows how important it is NOT to leave heatlamps on when you are out and have animals roaming around the house.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Oniomancer on 26 December, 2019, 14:07
It was probably trying to kill a spider.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Piney on 26 December, 2019, 14:08
You can leave them on. Just make sure they can't be knocked around because withreptiles and naked hedgehogs in mankinis,you have to.
Comment icon #5 Posted by freetoroam on 26 December, 2019, 14:25
Yeah the hedgehog in a mankini? Would not like to see it catch fire, but reckon it needs locking up - for its own safety ofcourse.
Comment icon #6 Posted by freetoroam on 26 December, 2019, 14:27
Tried to find a hedgehog in a mankini, this is the closest I got, al least the size and hat are right
Comment icon #7 Posted by AllPossible on 28 December, 2019, 21:41
45 years old? And hes burning my house down?
Comment icon #8 Posted by Trelane on 29 December, 2019, 14:36
@tortugabob, are you OK????

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