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Essex: Firefighters called to student block at University of Essex

PUBLISHED: 11:52 18 November 2012

Essex Fire and Rescue were called to two early morning fires

Essex Fire and Rescue were called to two early morning fires

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FIREFIGHTERS were called to reports of a fire at student accomodation on the University of Essex.

Crews from Wivenhoe, Clacton, Brightlingsea and two units from Colchester, attended the fire in a ground floor flat in the Harwich Block at 2.29am today.

Once the flames were out firefighters used a high pressure fan to clear the building of smoke.

The incident was dealt with by 2:55am.

No one was thought to be injured in the incident.

A few hours later, at 6.09am, a crew from Colchester and one from Tiptree were called to a house fire in Wellesley Road, Colchester.

The incident was dealt with by 6.25am.

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