Clacton: Family homeless after kitchen blaze at house in Schofield Close

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- Credit: Archant

A family has been left homeless after a house fire in Clacton.

The incident was reported at 9.34pm last night and two crews from Clacton fire station were sent to Schofield Close.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to tackle the blaze in the kitchen of the property.

An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Once the fire was out, by 9.58pm, crews used a high pressure fan to clear the property of smoke.

“The Red Cross Fire Support vehicle was alerted to attend to provide welfare support to the family.”

The spokesman said a fire investigation would be carried out to establish the cause of the incident.

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