Elderly woman treated after bungalow blaze

A 90-year-old woman was treated for smoke inhalation following a fire at a bungalow in Clacton.

Firefighters were called to a property in Greenview Park at 6.12am today.

A spokesperson for the Essex Fire Service said: “Firefighters gave oxygen therapy to a 90 year-old woman who had suffered smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in her bungalow early this morning.

“The officer in charge reported that the bungalow was heavily smoke logged and that there was a small fire.

“Wearing two sets of breathing apparatus and using one hose reel jet crews had extinguished the blaze by 6.33am. “They also used a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear smoke from the bungalow.

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“The woman was left in the care of the ambulance service.”

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