Firefighters battle two-storey house fire

FIRE crews were called to battle a blaze which left an Essex home “well alight”.

Two crews from Witham and a crew from Braintree were called to Broadway in Silver End, at 5.35am today, following reports that a two-storey end of terrace house was on fire.

The fire was brought under control using one hose reel and two jets.

A spokesperson for Essex Fire and Rescue said: “There were no casualties and the incident was dealt with at 6.36am.”

Crews described the house as “well alight” when they arrived on scene.

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Initially two crews were sent to tackle to fire, but due to the number of call to the fire service’s control room, a third appliance was sent.

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