Colchester: Fire at YMCA in Magdalen Street
FIREFIGHTERS have extinguished a blaze at the YMCA building in Magdalen Street, Colchester.
The fire in the first-floor flat was reported to the fire service just after 2am.
On arrival the officer in charge reported that one flat was well alight and that the first-floor of the three-storey building was heavily smoke logged.
Wearing breathing apparatus and using two hose reel jets crews had extinguished the fire by 2.51am.