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Clacton: Eight people left homeless after two rooms destroyed by fire in Beach Road

PUBLISHED: 18:07 25 May 2014 | UPDATED: 18:07 25 May 2014

Crew tackled a house fire in Clacton

Crew tackled a house fire in Clacton

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Eight people have been left homeless after a fire at a house in Clacton.

Three fire crews were called to tackle the blaze in a two-storey home in Beach Road just after 2.25pm.

The incident commander reported that the ground floor of the property was heavily smoke-logged.

Leading firefighter Scott McLean said: “The fire was in a downstairs bedroom, this bedroom and the adjoining bedroom were completely destroyed.

“The result of the house suffered extensive smoke damage as a result of the fire.

“No-one was hurt and everyone was safely out by the time we arrived.”
Firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, used three jets to fight the flames which were brought under control by just before 3.10pm.

An investigation has been launched to establish the cause of the fire.

Police have launched an attempted murder investigation after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed in Osborne Street, Colchester, in the early hours of this morning.

A new road, which ran almost £5m over budget, faces fresh controversy after it emerged a council employee involved in the project also completed work for the road’s developers through his private company.

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

Emergency services were called to an incident in Stoke-by-Nayland where a car overturned and ended up on its roof.

A Suffolk family had the BBC’s DIY SOS team spend 10 days at their property in November.

Witham MP Priti Patel is urging schools in the region to take advantage of the opportunity to visit the infamous Holocaust concentration camp Auschwitz, as part of a nationwide programme to educate pupils of the atrocities.

Nadhim Zahawi, minister in the Department for Education says the Ipswich Opportunity Area plan will give young people in the town to be the best version of themselves.

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