AN ANDOVER man has been charged after a house fire earlier this week. 

Firefighters and officers were called to a house fire at a property in Spring Mews at approximately 10pm on Tuesday, February 6.

The property's ground and first floor were alight, with the fire spreading across three adjoining properties.

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All residents were safely evacuated, with one person passed into the care of the ambulance for treatment for smoke inhalation, and a snake rescued from the property and taken into the care of a local vet.

Aston Corri Stiles, 32, of Spring Mews, Andover, has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life and arson with recklessness as to whether life was endangered.

He was remanded to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court today, Thursday 8 February.