A JUST Giving page has been set up to pay for a family's vet bills after their rabbits were injured in a fire last week.

The fire broke out at 6.47pm on Friday (September 20) between two rows of terraced houses in Pangbourne Street and Tidmarsh Street, Reading.

The page hopes to raise £500 for a family whose rabbits, Peter and Benjamin, were caught in the fire and injured.

Organisers of the crowd funder said: "Benjamin is seriously burnt and now blind and the vet bills are rising.

"They also no longer have a hutch to return home too.

"We would like to take as much stress away from their family and anything left over will go towards rebuilding the gardens of the community and replacing the many toys that have been destroyed."

So far £405 has been donated.

A spokesperson for the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) crews from Whitley Wood, Caversham Road, Wokingham Road, Dee Road, Wokingham and Bracknell were sent to the scene, alongside the Incident Command Unit from Maidenhead and four Officers.

"Upon arrival firefighters were confronted with a well-developed fire in the rear of several properties in Pangbourne Street and Tidmarsh Street.

"Six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using four hose reels. There was substantial fire damage to outbuildings and gardens in the area.

"Following the incident, a re-inspection and fire investigation were carried out and found the cause of the fire to be accidental."

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