Block of flats in Braintree evacuated after fire
A block of flats in north-east Essex was evacuated after a fire broke out tonight.
Two fire engines were called to the blaze in a ground-floor flat in a three-storey building in Rayne Road, Braintree at around 7pm.
The fire was extinguished and under control by 7.35pm and there were no reported injuries. Firefighters also used a thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots.
A cause of the blaze and further details about the incident were not issued by the Essex County Fire and Rescue Service.