Pet reptile dies in suspected arson in Jaywick

A man has been arrested following a house fire in Essex in which a pet reptile is believed to have died.

Fire crews were called to the the building in Essex Avenue, Jaywick, on Friday afternoon.

No-one was injured in the fire, but a number of other reptiles were rescued alive. The surviving ones are being cared for by the RSPCA.

A 19-year-old man, from Clacton, has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

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