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Chelmsford: Family left homeless after Sawkins Avenue fire

06:45 13 May 2014

A serious fire has broken out on a thatched roof building

A serious fire has broken out on a thatched roof building

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A family has been left homeless after fire ripped through a two storey property in Chelmsford last night.

The mother was also taken to hospital after breathing in smoke during the blaze in Sawkins Avenue, which started around 8.45pm. Her three children escaped unhurt.

Two fire crews from Chelmsford reported that the whole of the first floor was heavily smoke logged upon their arrival.

The fire was under control by 9.20pm and firefighters used a high pressure fan to clear the building of smoke.

A Red Cross victim support unit assisted the family at the scene.

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