Halstead: Police and fire service launch investigation into blaze outside home

Firefighters tackle a blaze outside a home in Halstead

Firefighters tackle a blaze outside a home in Halstead - Credit: Archant

Smoke filled a home in Halstead after a blaze broke out outside a terraced property in the town.

Firefighters were alerted to the scene in Mitchell Avenue shortly after midnight.

Crews from Halstead, Sible Hedingham and Braintree used breathing equipment to help them tackle the flames.

A spokesman for Essex Fire and Rescue Service said the teams discovered a small fire on the outside of the house which had filled half the property with smoke.

Within half-an-hour crews reported everyone inside the property had been accounted for and the blaze was tackled be 1am.

The spokesman added: “A joint police and fire service investigation will be carried out the establish the cause of the incident.”